Donaire 'all in' for next possible world title fight

Milan Ordoņez on Apr 01, 2015 10:49 AM
Donaire 'all in' for next possible world title fight
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MANILA - Nonito Donaire did not mince his words right after his victory at Pinoy Pride 30 on Saturday.

Straight off his two-round finish of Brazil's William Prado, "The Filipino Flash" intends to immediately jump back onto the big show. He did clarify, however, that he still needs to get name back up there.

"For now, kailangan kong maging ranked," Donaire said, post-fight. "Kahit sino, Santa Cruz, kahit sino sa kanila. Kung mabigyan ako ng pagkakataon na makalaban sila, I am more than willing. All in ako."

Donaire's career went on a slight skid when he first lost to Guillermo Rigondeaux in 2013, then to Nicholas Walters in October last year. And given his most recent victory that served as a major morale boost, the five-division world champion is looking at another crack at Guillermo Rigondeaux, or former bantamweight and super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz.

But as of the moment, it all depends on how the rankings will play out.

"Right now, we'll decide kung saan ako sa ranking, kung number one ako or number two," said the 32-year old Donaire, who like his Pinoy Pride 30 co-headliner Donnie Nietes is eyeing for a July comeback.

 

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