By Mike Coppinger

Nonito Donaire took a beating from Nicholas Walters last night, and seemed open to retirement during the post-fight interview with Max Kellerman.

But after having a day to think about it, he’s not hanging ‘em up just yet.

Donaire announced his future plans Sunday, via his verified Facebook account.

“I'm going to take some time off and rebuild myself all over again,” he said. “I'll come back stronger and probably at a lower weight.”

Donaire was clearly the smaller man Saturday night, and a return to 122 pounds would be wise. The Filipino Flash went out on his shield, and for that he’s thankful Raul Caiz Jr. stopped the fight.

“God saved me last night. I would have died by the sword last night. I would have kept getting up and if I stayed in that fight (till) the 12th I could have gotten brain damage. Walters was just too big for me. If I got past Walters I would have fought with (Orlando) Salido at 130 (pounds) and really gotten hurt.”

Donaire is right. It’s definitely a good thing he didn’t mix it up with Salido.

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