KAHIT TALO, GOLDEN TROPHY NAIUWI NI DONAIRE

NABIGO man, nakuha naman ni Filipino pride Nonito Donaire Jr. ang respeto ng tumalo sa kanyang si Japanese Naoya Inoue nang ipinahiram nito ang napanalunang Muhammad Ali trophy bilang pagtupad sa pangako ng una sa kanyang dalawang anak na lalaki.

Napanatili ni Inoue ang kanyang IBF at Ring Magazine Bantamweight Championships at inangkin ang WBA (Super) Bantamweight Championship matapos ang 12 rounds unanimous win kontra Donaire, 116-111, 114-113, 117-109, Huwebes ng gabi sa Japan.

Sa kanyang Facebook post ay ipinahayag ni Donaire ang pagpayag ni Inoue at ng kampo nito na ipahiram sa kanya ang Muhammad Ali trophy matapos ang kanilang laban.

“I came to Japan to take the Muhammad Ali trophy. I promised my sons they would see it in the morning,” sabi ni Donaire sa kanyang Facebook post.  “And with tears in my eyes, I humbly asked Inoue to borrow it for a night, not for me but for my [world.]”

Ayon kay Donaire, gusto niyang magsilbing aral ito para sa kanyang mga anak. “It’ll pain them to see my face. They’ll kiss my wounds. They’ll see a trophy we don’t get to take home and understand what it means to want to train harder.”

Pinasalamantan niya rin ang lahat ng mga tumulong at sumuporta sa kanya, at maging ang haters niya.

“Haters said I was out in 1 round but we showed em our heart, our determination,” pagmamalaki ni Donaire.

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DONAIRE GAGAYAHIN SI PACQUIAO  

GUSTO ni Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire na lumaban hanggang sa kanyang 40s gaya ng kababayang si Senator Manny Pacquiao.

“As long as I take care of myself like Manny has, age is nothing but a number at this point,” sabi ni Donaire sa ABS-CBN News’ North America Bureau.

“What’s important is being healthy and believing in yourself and allowing yourself to prepare in the long term,” dagdag ng 37-anyos na boksingero na na-impressed sa panalo ni Pacquiao kontra sa 10 taon na mas batang American boxer na si Keith “One Time” Thurman sa Las Vegas noong July 20.

Gaya ng Pambansang Kamao, aktibo pa rin si Donaire sa ring. Katunayan ay nakatatlong laban na siya sa loob ng 15 buwan.

Si Donaire, WBA Super Bantamweight title holder, ay kasalukuyang naghahanda sa laban nila ni IBF champ Naoya Inoue para sa finals ng World Boxing Super Series.

Gayunman, wala pang detalye kung kailan at saan gagawin ang unification bout ng dalawa.

“We don’t know yet when or where, we’re just trying to get ourselves physically, mentally ready for anything,” ayon kay Donaire. “We’d like to have two and a half months of training to be mentally physically ready.”

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SHOULDER INJURY PEKE; TETE ATRAS KAY DONAIRE

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(NI ARIEL BORLONGAN)

MATINDI ang dahilan ni WBO bantamweight champion Zolani Tete para makaiwas kay WBA 118 pounds titlist Nonito Donaire Jr.–shoulder injury.

Dahil dito ay haharapin na lamang ni Donaire si WBA No. 5 contender Stephen Young sa semifinals ng World Boxing Super Series sa Linggo sa Cajun Dome, Lafayette, Louisiana sa United States.

Tuwang-tuwa si Young, may kartadang 18-1-3 win-loss-draw na may 7 pagwawagi sa knockouts, sa malaking pagkakataon na ibinigay sa kanya ng WBSS.

“I was walking in circles for ten minutes eyes full of tears of joy. I felt amazing with the news,“ sabi ni Young sa Fightnews.com. “It’s a real dream come true to be in this position.”

Dagdag niya, handa siya sino man ang makakalaban niya.” It doesn’t matter who I fight. I’m coming in to win vs anyone I step in there with. My mindset is strong. I have the utmost respect for Nonito. He is a great fighter and from what I see he’s a classy fighter outside the ring as well.”

Natalo si Young sa Filipino rin na si Reymart Gaballo sa puntos lamang noong Marso 23, 2018 sa sagupaan para sa interim WBA bantamweight title sa Hoollywood, California. “I feel I will handle the big stage quite well and I rate my chances very, very good, ” giit niya.

Ayon kay WBSS tournament’s Chief Boxing Officer Kalle Sauerland, nakareserba si Young na pamalit sa sagupaan nina Donaire at Tete at sa laban nina WBA regular bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue ng Japan at IBF bantamweight ruler Emmanuel Rodriguez ng Puerto Rico.

”It is very, very unfortunate for Tete, particularly after such a strong belief in going all the way and win the Ali Trophy,” sabi ni Sauerland. “Fortunately, we are prepared for such eventualities and the tournament will move forward with our reserve fighter Stephon Young, ranked number five in the world, facing Nonito Donaire in the semi-final in Lafayette this weekend.”

 

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DONAIRE HANDA KAY TETE 

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(NI ARIEL BORLONGAN)

SABIK na si “The Filipino Flash” Nonito Donaire Jr. na makaharap si WBO bantamweight champion Zolani Tete ng South Africa sa World Boxing Super Series 118lb semifinal sa Abril 27 sa Cajundome sa Lafayette, Louisiana sa United States.

Para kay Donaire na WBA “super” bantamweight titlist, ito ang unang laban niya sa Louisiana kaya ganado siyang kasahan si Tete.

“Lafayette, Louisiana is definitely going to be an experience,” sabi ni Donaire sa BoxingScene.com. “There is so much culture all over the United States and I am I’m blessed to be in a tournament that allows me to visit a different state. I’ve heard the food is amazing and I can’t wait to try it out after the fight.”

Kaagad nagsanay si Donaire makaraang talunin si Briton Ryan Burnett via 4th round stoppage noong Nobyembre 3, 2018 sa Glasgow, Scotland.

“Training started about two weeks after the Burnett fight. We didn’t know when the fight would be scheduled but we knew the opponent so we stayed head on for Tete. I implemented new training methods that we haven’t tried before and have had a smooth training camp in Las Vegas,” ani Donaire.

“I believe the major difference is building upon what we had in the Burnett fight. I made sure to continue to stay disciplined with my diet and continue to be at the gym. As I said, it wasn’t completely 100% boxing throughout and we did implement training outside of the boxing gym and different drills as well. We made sure to have rest when needed so we could turn it up in these last couple weeks, ” dagdag niya.

Naniniwala si Donaire na kaya niya ang mas matangkad at mas batang si Tete na natamo ang WBO title sa pagtalo sa puntos sa Pilipinong si Arthur Villanueva ng ALA Boxing Stable sa Cebu City.

“Tete is a formidable opponent. He is tall, he is fast, he is slick, but I am a fighter that can fight any kind of style. I can’t wait to show the crowd what we’ve been working on,” sabi pa ni Donaire.

 

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