By Ryan Burton

Former multi-division champion Nonito Donaire returned to the ring last month with a 2nd round stoppage of William Prado in the Philippines. The win was Donaire's first ring appearance since his October knockout loss to Nicholas Walters.

The 32-year-old Donaire said he was happy to fight in his native Philippines and that he was pleased with his overall performance. He wants to increase the quality of his opposition in his next fight.


"It was good. We had a lot of people show up to watch. We did the game plan this time and executed it. We just have to rise up the opposition. I felt good at the weight," said Donaire.

As for his future plans, July 18th in Macau, China is being targeted for his return. Donaire also revealed that representatives of WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg have reached out to his team in regards to a possible future fight. He said that he would have no problem facing Quigg in the United Kingdom.

"Quigg's people reached out to my manager to see if they could make the fight happen. I'm willing to go out there. I'm willing to fight anywhere," Donaire revealed.

After being stopped by Walters, Donaire decided to move back down to the super bantamweight division. Walters, who holds the WBA title and Vasyl Lomachenko, who holds the WBO strap Are generally regarded as the best two featherweights in the world.

When I asked Donaire if Walters is the better of the two, he said it is too close to call.

"You got Lomachenko as well who has a pretty imposing style. Lomachenko and Walters both have imposing styles. In terms of power Walters has it. In terms of experience and being in big fights and boxing ability and IQ - you got to give it to Lomachenko. I think that's a good fight," Donaire told

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