Nonito Donaire Jr. signs with Richard Schaefer's Ringstar Sports
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 26, 2017 10:45 AM
Former world champion Nonito Donaire Jr. looks to get back on track with his new promoters.
Four-division boxing world champion Nonito "The Filipino Flash" has found himself a new promoter.
Months after parting ways with long-time promoter Top Rank Boxing, the the 34-year old has signed a promotional deal with Los Angeles-based Ringstar Sports, as reported by BoxingScene.com.
In a Facebook post, Donaire thanked Ringstar Sports CEO Richard Schaefer and added that his career isn't over just yet.
Donaire also pinpointed top-tier featherweights like Scott Quigg, Lee Selby, Carl Frampton Abner Mares, and Leo Santa Cruz as some of the names he'd like to challenge moving forward.
Born in Bohol but based in California, arguably the highest point of Donaire's career so far was his amazing run from 2007 to 2012, where in he won world titles in the flyweight, bantamweight, and super-bantamweight divisions.
In 2014, Donaire won a world title in his fourth weight division, defeating Simpiwe Vetyeka in Macau for the WBA Super world featherweight crown.
After losing to the bigger Nicholas Walters back in 2014, Donaire rejuvenated his career back at super bantamweight, winning four straight including a WBO super-bantamweight championship win and title defense.
In 2016, Donaire dropped the WBO super-bantamweight strap to Jessie Magdalendo.
"The Filipino Flash" hasn't seen action since.
Founded in 2016 by former Golden Boy Promotions Co-founder and CEO Schaefer, Ringstar Sports is home to a roster of up-and-coming talents such as Lindolfo Delgado, Karlos Balderas, and Money Powell, IV.
In the last few months, they've co-promoted world championship bouts between Frampton and Santa Cruz, as well as Mares and Jesus Cuellar.