Nonito Donaire: 'We work out at 400 percent'
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 12, 2015 02:39 PM
Photo credit: Nonito Donaire Facebook page
Nonito Donaire seems more than ready for his upcoming December 11th title fight.
“The Filipino Flash” will be facing Mexico’s Cesar Juarez in Puerto Rico, with the WBO super-bantamweight title on the line. It was the said title that was stripped from Cuban boxing sensation Guillermo Rigondeaux, due to inactivity.
Donaire is currently in training camp in Las Vegas, and was able to speak to ABS-CBN correspondent Bev Llorente regarding some updates on his training. So far, the 32-year old native of Talibon, Bohol is more than optimistic with how the way things are currently running.
“Physically, kailangan pa namin [ayusin],” Donaire said. “But mentally, nandoon na kami. We are studying fights, we are doing a lot of stuff. Prepared na kami for the fight, and masaya ako because yung mentality ko, at saka the way we work out, talagang 400 per cent.”
His father, Nonito “Dodong” Donaire Sr. concurred with his son’s statements.
“Ang kagandahan ngayon, madalin turan si Jun,” the elder Donaire said. “Iba na yung mentality niya ngayon. Noon, parang may pagka matigas ang ulo. Malaki ang pinagbago ni Jun.”
“Ngayon, willing talaga siyang maibalik namin yung bilis at lakas niya,” Donaire Sr. added. “Dati kasi, naghihintay na tamaan (tapos) ka counter siya. Ngayon, mahirap mo na siyang tamaan, umiiwas na talaga. ‘Yon ang kagandahan.”
Donaire Jr. was originally slated to face Englishman Scott Quigg, but the latter’s camp turned the deal down.