By Ronnie Nathanielsz
2012 “Trainer of the Year” Robert Garcia believes Nonito “The Filipino Flash” will have a “very difficult fight” in his ten round featherweight bout against three division world champion Vic Darchinyan in Corpus Christi, Texas on November 9.
The fight will be a rematch which Darchinyan has pursued since he lost in a stunning 5th round knockout to Donaire in an IBF/IBO flyweight title fight on July 7, 2007.
Garcia told BoxingScene.com/ Manila Standard - “Darchinyan is going to come stronger, hungrier because he wants revenge.”
Garcia is convinced that Darchinyan “really hates Nonito and wants to come and beat up on him. It will be a very difficult fight and Nonito has to be in his best shape.”
He said that during one week of training in his Oxnard Gym, Donaire “ looked very strong and very good” when he sparred with promising prospect Rudy Ochoa who Garcia described as “a tough kid, very strong.”
Donaire himself told us he had “ a very good week training and everything went well in Oxnard with Robert. Sparring was good and the environment in the gym was great.”
In the past week Donaire has trained with his Dad, Nonito Donaire Sr in Las Vegas and said “it was really good, speed-wise. It’s a good thing we want to bring it back. ”Tags: Robert Garcia , Nonito Donaire , Vic Darchinyan , Donaire-Darchinyan Rematch , Donaire vs. Darchinyan Rematch