Donaire seeing ‘big progress’ in his punching power

Milan Ordoñez on Jan 28, 2015 11:50 AM
Donaire seeing ‘big progress’ in his punching power
Photo credit: Nonito Donaire Official Facebook fan page

MANILA – With still two months away from his homecoming fight, Nonito Donaire has already begun sharpening his tools.

“The Filipino Flash” (33-3, with 21 victories by knockout) will be making his ring return on March 28th since being knocked out for the first time in his career by Jamaican Nicholas Walters in October.

While Donaire’s opponent remains to be undetermined, the five-division world champion is already back in training with his father in Oakland, California.

“I have to gain back my speed power and intensity,” Donaire said in an interview with the ABS-CBN North America Bureau. “We already see a big progress in terms of power, now we are working on strategy.”

Donaire’s upcoming bout will also be his first in the Philippines since 2009. As his countrymen will see him fight live for the first time in almost six years, the 32-year old native of Talibon, Bohol promises a strong comeback in return.

“I get to say thank you to all the fans and have them see the fight,” said Donaire. “I’ll come back stronger. When you fall you gotta come back stronger.”


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