Donaire arrives in the country to continue training
Milan Ordoņez on Mar 01, 2015 08:32 PM
Photo credit: Nonito Donaire Official Facebook fan page
MANILA - After six years, Nonito Donaire will have a homecoming fight.
Scheduled to headline Pinoy Pride 30 on March 28th against Brazilian William Prado, "The Filipino Flash" arrived in the country on Sunday morning to continue his training camp in Cebu City.
The upcoming contest will be Donaire's first professional bout in the Philippines since 2009. It will also be his comeback bout at 122-pounds, at super bantamweight.
The five-division world champion already began do to some training last month with his father in California. He will then train exclusively with ALA Promotions next week, after he attends to media obligations with ABS-CBN for the next three days.
Donaire last fought in October against hard-hitting Nicholas Walters, where he experienced the first knockout defeat of his career. Boxing fans have called for him to rethink his career, but for the 32-year old native of Talibon, Bohol, it only serves as his motivation as moves forward.
"Mas malaki 'yung motivation natin ngayon because of what happened the last time," Donaire said in a report by ABS-CBNNews.com. "Gusto ko na mas magaling pa 'yung performance ko."
"In terms of mental, physical, and spiritual, we're ready. Of course, may three weeks pa naman sa training, and we're just finishing up."
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