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Donaire Eager to Begin Camp For Nishioka Showdown

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

WBO/IBF super bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Nonito Donaire is in Honolulu, Hawaii en route to his training camp at the Undisputed Gym in the Bay Area and will begin training right away for his Diamond Belt showdown against WBC super champion Toshiaki Nishioka at the Home Depot Center in Carson City, California on October 13.

Donaire told the Manila Standard he will leave for Las Vegas with wife Rachel and then drive to California “to begin training right away” since he may be a little behind schedule.

The four division world champion said he would have about two months preparation which would be good enough because he is “already getting into shape fast because I don’t do any of the bad stuff like drinking. I ran for 40 minutes this  morning and I didn’t even get tired. I know I’m going to get into shape fast and my body is accepting all the training we do.”

Donaire said he is currently around 132 pounds which is ten pounds over the super bantamweight limit, which should be no problem to drop.

“The Filipino Flash” who is coming off a comfortable twelve round decision over South Africa’s Jeffrey Mathebula from whom he won the IBF title also in Carson City last month in the process breaking Mathebula’s jaw in two places said he will not be training under Robert Garcia who is busy handling  Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios for his battle with Mike Alvarado in the co-main event.

Donaire revealed that he usually handles his own training and concentrates on strength and conditioning which he said “is pretty much what I do.”

He said the same people – Michael Bazzel and Brian Schwartz – will be handling this aspect of my training even as he admitted  that Nishioka probably got a head-start in training for the fight.

However, Donaire expressed confidence he would be “more than 100 percent by the time everything goes and I’ll be ready by then. There are others who train for three or four months and I train for a month and a half but I train hard and have no distractions or vices.”

Donaire who was the leading man opposite Krissel Valdez who was runner-up in ABS-CBN’S hit talent search show “Star Power” in a remake of the original Visayan movie “Ang Palad Magbuot” which starred the late Gabriel “Flash” Elorde and Gloria Sevilla said “it was great and we are trying to do a soft launch in September. It was another experience for me and now I need to go back and be who I am which is a fighter.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by !! Shawn on 10-13-2012

[quote=!! Shawn;12423075]nishi isn't that big of a deal in my mind either. Who has he beaten of note? A post vazquez trilogy rafael marquez? That fight was much closer than it should have been if nishioka is to be considered…

Comment by !! Shawn on 10-13-2012

[QUOTE=!! Shawn;12424914]And how many years ago was that? Lets apply your logic for a moment. Shane Mosley knocked out Antonio Margarito in 2009, he must be fresh and an incredible threat to anyone in his division today. Nishioka knocked out…

Comment by kiaba360 on 08-13-2012

[QUOTE=Light_Speed;12425022]Proven #1 > untested talent.[/QUOTE] Gotta agree with this logic. Rigo still has business to do. I'm already sold on him, but I know that many aren't and it's completely understandable. Nishioka might be slightly old and coming off a…

Comment by Light_Speed on 08-13-2012

[QUOTE=!! Shawn;12424921]Rigondeaux is the best he can do at 122.[/QUOTE] Proven #1 > untested talent.

Comment by !! Shawn on 08-13-2012

[QUOTE=tub of lard;12424925]Why do people keep talking about Rigo? He has 10 pro fights under his belt.[/QUOTE] Because he is quite simply, one of the most technically perfect fighters to ever lace up the gloves. Basically everyone who has ever…

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