Donaire Slimming Down For 126 Start in November

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

Former WBO, Ring Magazine super bantamweight champion and 2012 “Fighter of the Year” Nonito “The Filipino Flash’ Nonito Donaire is slimming down to make the featherweight limit for his next fight which Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said would be on November 9.

Donaire said he doesn’t know who he will fight or even the venue but indicated “they probably will give me a fight in November at 126 pounds which I what I requested but aside from that I have no idea.”

Donaire told Standard that he “will fight for the title by next yea"r against the winner of the clash between former champion Orlando Salido and No.1 ranked Orlando Cruz which was mandated by WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel after Mikey Garcia relinquished his title to move up to junior lightweight.

Garcia told us he would never fight his close friend Donaire and was in effect giving Nonito the opportunity to fight for the featherweight title which, if successful, would mean a fifth division crown for “The Filipino Flash.”

Donaire said he jogs every night since he helps look after son Jarel during the day while wife Rachel takes over the task at night. He said his son "is very strong."

Donaire said his weight is down to 136 from 144 and indicated the jogging was helping him “cut the weight although there is no boxing as yet.”

2012 “Trainer of the Year” Robert Garcia told the Standard “I know how hard it is for fighters to sacrifice to make weight and I know what they go through. Nonito would be more comfortable at 126 and even a bit stronger.”

Following a recent meeting Garcia in Las Vegas, Garcia said he asked Donaire to remove his shirt and was pleased to see “No fat. Nonito’s  looking solid.” Donaire told us he would almost certainly train at the Garcia gym in Oxnard because he needs the trainer to be around while he prepares for his next fight.

Since he didn’t train in Oxnard for his last fight and lost to former two-time Olympic gold medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux it appears that Donaire has realized he needs to train with Garcia keeping a close watch.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PACnPBFsuck on 08-05-2013

[QUOTE=SoggyLungs;13619743]**** your mother hope she dies of cancer...and your dad dies of aids.. piece of **** cunt face dick ass mother****ing ***** cunt[/QUOTE] Wooooooooooowww, that's crazy.

Comment by 285Kid on 08-05-2013

WBC 126 Interim Champion Robinson Castellanos , this is the guy Donaire or Fortuna need to go after that belt would put you in line for a fight with Mares

Comment by Dagomba on 08-05-2013

Yeah hopefully I'm wrong, the best possible fight would be Salido vs Cruz winner but that fight cannot possibly happen in November that's why I'm going with Juanma, either that or Arum takes Nonito and John to China which would…

Comment by Dagomba on 08-05-2013

[QUOTE=SoggyLungs;13619765]not much other than a mares fight...but he could fight the winner of cruz vs salido (who are fighting for the wbo belt) and if he wins he can unify with chris john who has the wba super belt.[/QUOTE] The…

Comment by torosboxing75 on 08-05-2013

What exciting fights are there at 126?

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