Nonito Donaire Pumped About Landing on Pacquiao-Vargas PPV

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

Five division world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire (37-3, 24KOs) has said he is honored to be on the November 5 card at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas headlined by eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao, who will face WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas.

Speaking for her husband who is currently in San Diego attending a leadership seminar, Rachel Donaire told Standard “fighting on a Pacquiao card has always been something he has wanted to do because it will give him (Nonito) a chance to show his support for what Manny has done to open the door for Filipinos.”

Rachel described the card as one which will highlight the Philippine-Mexican rivalry since Donaire is slated to fight Jessie Magdaleno in defense of his WBO super bantamweight title while Pacquiao-Vargas has the same storyline, in what she described as  “a power card” which reflects “the huge rivalry” between the Philippines and Mexico.

nonito-donaire (6)_4

Rachel indicated that since the fight card is taking place in Las Vegas “is an added bonus,” pointing out that ever since Donaire fought Fernando Montiel it will be his “first chance to fight before Filipino hometown friends who haven’t seen him for a long time.”

She said they attend all the Filipino affairs in Las Vegas and they derive energy from their relationship with the Filipino families in Las Vegas.

Rachel Donaire informed us that Nonito will be back from San Diego on Friday evening and suggested that we call back then since he would have already spoken to the Cuban trainer he is eyeing to replace his father/trainer “Dodong” Donaire who told us he didn’t want to live in Las Vegas and wanted to be with is family in San Francisco where he has his gym.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mrlopez on 09-01-2016

[QUOTE=WesternChamp;16996117]negative. i work with a lot of filipinos and a lot dont like donaire. they say he's too americanized. if you asked older filipinos, some dont even know who he is lol.[/QUOTE] Im married to a pinay. Not sure where…

Comment by BoliviaChiLEsp on 09-01-2016

Which TV is going to broadcast this card?

Comment by Manic Shot on 09-01-2016

Haters go to sleep...It's about fcukin time! It's getting better and better.

Comment by Shadoww702 on 08-31-2016

This is looking like a FOR SURE BUY!!!! Pac/Vargas Donaire Valdez 4 title fights??? Here's my $$$ $60 isn't much considering I only buy 2-3 fights a year. This will be an unusual year pay wise for me... PPV 2016…

Comment by chico malo loc on 08-31-2016

War magdaleno! Phonito is going down!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (30)
Top Headlines Canelo Alvarez-Rocky Fielding: Stats & Stakes Sven Fornling Shocks Karo Murat, Wins Decision in Dramatic Fight Canelo-Fielding Undercard Results From Madison Square Garden Canelo Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding - CompuBox Historical Review Joshua: Wilder Fight Has To Happen, We Are From Same Era! Diego Ramirez Drops, Stops Bradley Skeete In Brentwood Monroe's VADA Test Threatens Charlo Fight, Korobov Could Step In Sunny Edwards Gets Off Floor To Outpoint Junior Granados Juergen Braehmer Returns With Easy TKO of Nieves in Five Christian Hammer Breaks Down, Stops Michael Wallisch in Fifth Sadam Ali vs. Mauricio Herrera - CompuBox Historical Review Fielding: I'm Daring To Be Great With a Pound for Pound Fighter Shohjahon Ergashev Demolishes Ruiz in One Round Junior Fa Feels Ready For Parker, Giovanni De Carolis Wins Big Rocky Fielding: I Can't Think About Judging Of Canelo Fight Photos: Gilberto Ramirez Edges Jesse Hart To Retain WBO Title Canelo Calls Small Scab Under Right Eye 'Just A Little Scratch' Lemieux: Fielding Not Dangerous; Won't Last Once Canelo Connects Canelo Open To Moving Back Up To 168 Pounds For Right Fights Daily Bread Mailbag: Lomachenko-Davis, Wilder-Fury, More Frank Warren: Billy Joe Saunders is Inspired By Tyson Fury Sunny Edwards Already Plotting Future World Title Hunt Joseph Parker Back in Force, Crushes Alexander Flores in Three Amir Khan: I Give Fielding No Chance, Canelo is a Beast Canelo's Promoter: Jacobs, Golovkin Have To Get in Line Canelo Needs To Face a Legitimate Threat in Near Future Gilberto Ramirez: I'll Go To 175, I'm Ready To Challenge Gvozdyk News: Raeese Aleem, Abraham Nova, Peres-Daniels Rematch Gilberto Ramirez Retains, Majority Nod Over Jesse Hart Gilberto Ramirez vs. Jesse Hart II - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Gervonta Davis vs. Abner Mares Heads To San Diego, Feb. 9 Fielding: Canelo is a Big Challenge - But One I Look Forward To Gilberto Ramirez vs. Jesse Hart - LIVE Results From Texas Hearn: If Wilder Doesn't Want Joshua - Nothing We Can Do Samuel Clarkson vs. Ryad Merhy in Charleroi, Belgium David Benavidez Back in Action on Spence vs. Garcia Card De La Hoya: I Built Golden Boy, White Had Fertittas To Build UFC Canelo: I'll Return To 160, But We Can Do Fights Between 160-168 Photos: Katie Taylor, Eva Wahlstrom - On Point For Showdown Photos: Tevin Farmer, Francisco Fonseca - Ready For Title Clash

Latest Active Forum Threads