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 Last update:  9/11/2011       Read more by Dennis Guillermo         
   
Donaire Scampering as Penalosa's Visa is Denied
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By Dennis 'dSource' Guillermo

While I was at the Nonito Donaire, Jr. camp in San Mateo a couple of week ago, I noticed some familiar faces missing in action, such as trainers Robert Garcia and Jonathan Penalosa. Donaire told me that his two trusted cornermen should be on their way to rejoin camp soon.

Garcia, who serves as Donaire's head trainer, will definitely be back in camp to help break down the game plan for Omar Narvaez in New York on October 22, but Penalosa is a different story.

According to the Donaires, Penalosa's working visa has been denied, and will not be able to join their camp in San Mateo for the first time since joining Donaire in 2008 while preparing for Raul Martinez. Penalosa's main responsibility is holding the mitts for Donaire.

Now, Donaire is scampering to get a replacement for a mitts trainer, while he plays catch-up for his first title defense against the undefeated, crafty and skilled Argentinian Narvaez. Some names Donaire is considering include his father Nonito Donaire, Sr., who is also currently busy training his brother Glen for his comeback fight, former world champion and Zab Judah's mitts coach Morris East, and a couple of other local trainers in the area.

Dennis 'dSource' Guillermo is a prolific boxing writer. Follow him on Twitter , and for an archive of his work  click here . You e-mail him at  DennisGuillermo2@yahoo.com
Tags: Nonito Donaire , Omar Narvaez , Donaire vs Narvaez , Donaire-Narvaez


 

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comment by newcastleking, on 09-11-2011
by the time donaire catches up gamboa will have a loss from mike garcia. than donaire smacks em. gamboas not special.

comment by Pinoy4ever, on 09-11-2011
I hope Nonito will call in pinoy former champ Morris East then.

comment by mattr, on 09-11-2011
[QUOTE=Team Vitaminas]His head trainer just holds mitts? lol............[/QUOTE] Read it again.

comment by Team Vitaminas, on 09-11-2011
His head trainer just holds mitts? lol............

comment by Drunk Punch, on 09-11-2011
Donaire/Gamboa someone make it happen.

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