Donaire Jr. decides to move back down in weight following loss to Frampton
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 23, 2018 02:52 PM
Four-division world champion Nonito Donaire Jr. appears to be headed back down to the super bantamweight diviion. (FILE PHOTO)
It looks like four-division boxing world champion Nonito 'The Filipino Flash' Donaire is on his way back down to the super bantamweight division.
Following his unanimous decision loss to Carl Frampton for the WBO Interim Featherweight World Championship in Belfast last weekend, the Fil-American boxer hinted on Twitter that he'll be heading down a weight class after thanking Frampton.
First of all, always want to thank God for keeping me safe in that ring. Not taking anything away from Frampton. He is an amazing fighter, smart and a tough mf! Like he said to me "friends forever" Congratulations my brother may you continue to be on top. My team, family, and— Nonito Donaire (@filipinoflash) April 21, 2018
Ringstar will have a meeting but I think it has already been predecided that although I have done my best to gain weight and keep my weight on and strong, it's best I move back down in weight.— Nonito Donaire (@filipinoflash) April 21, 2018
So besides that I thank my fans for forever supporting me, my team who live with me
"My team, family, and Ringstar will have a meeting, but I think it has already been predecided that although I have done my best to gain weight and keep my weight on strong, it's best I move back down in weight." Donaire's post read.
Prior to his two-fight stint back at featherweight, Donaire fought at super bantamweight from 2015-2016, going 4-1, including a WBO world title run.
In his last bout at the 122-pound division, Donaire dropped his WBO title to Jessie Magdaleno.