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Nonito Donaire will never be a huge draw
Does anyone else agree?
He had a chance to be a draw after the Montiel KO but he failed to live up to expectations with lack luster performances against guys who were either running away, or covering up and jabbing very defensive. I think Arum should have just built him up with some Latino bombers, guys who will just bang with him so it would build hype, sorta like with how they built up Mike Tyson with tomato cans.
Right now Nonito will never be a huge draw like Pacquiao, his last fight they had it in a heavily filipino populated area and he barely sold any tickets in a small outdoor stadium, I heard he sold only 1 thousand tickets.
Also I remember ?Nonito has a backlash by Filipinos becuae he said his dad was taking money from him and hated his wife, for some reason the Filipinos thought that was disrespectful and hated him.
Also he isnt filipino enough for whatever that means, he is already 30 years old I think, Pacquiao was 24 years old when he became a star, Nonito will not be at Pacquiao's level of stardom.
Maybe because he fights below featherweight? Who knows, but the guy just doesn't seem to be popular with his own people or the casual boxing fan.
I think that kid Mercito Gesta has a chance if he gets a good trainer and beats a good champion to be a draw with Filipinos, But Nonito doesn't.