Philippines, 20 Jan 2019
  Home >> News >> List of Articles >> Joaquin Henson

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        




 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
List of Articles by Joaquin Henson



Why not Frampton for Donaire?

By Joaquin Henson
PhilBoxing.com
08 Aug 2017



Former WBA featherweight and IBF/WBA superbantamweight champion Carl Frampton loomed as a future opponent for Nonito Donaire after the cancellation of the Irishman's supposed WBC title eliminator against Mexico’s Andres Gutierrez in Belfast less than 24 hours before it would’ve taken place two weeks ago.

Frampton, 30, tipped the scales a pound over the featherweight limit of 126 at the weigh-in, prompting the WBC to withdraw sanction of the Gutierrez fight as an eliminator. Then, the bout was scratched after Gutierrez slipped in his hotel bathroom the night of the weigh-in, leaving him with two broken teeth, a cracked nose and a nasty chin cut that exposed his jawbone.

Frampton has been on Donaire’s wish list for years. They’re both on the comeback trail so a match-up would be a do-or-die scenario in their careers. Donaire lost his WBO superbantamweight crown to Jessie Magdaleno in Las Vegas last November while Frampton yielded his super WBA featherweight title to Leo Santa Cruz on a majority decision, also in Las Vegas, last January. Both fighters haven’t seen action since the setbacks. The Irishman’s record is 23-1, with 14 KOs, while Donaire’s is 37-4, with 24 KOs.
****

Donaire, 34, is now training in Tokyo, leaving wife Rachel and their two sons in Manila while he focuses on getting back on track in the gym for his next fight, tentatively on Sept. 23 in Texas. Donaire recently signed a promotional contract with Richard Schaefer, CEO of Ringstar Sports. If Frampton is ready to battle, Donaire said so is he.

“It’s unfortunate for Frampton’s fight to be cancelled,” said Donaire in a text from Tokyo. “But it makes greater opportunities for better fights. Frampton and I can match up anytime. I wanted to fight (Scott) Quigg before but Frampton stepped in and beat him. He’s definitely on my radar and if he doesn’t want to waste his camp, why not fight me next? He has a good overall style. I wouldn’t mind facing him even if it’s in Belfast.” It was a virtual call-out by Donaire whose sparring team consists of three fighters, including Japanese bantamweight champion Ryo Akaho, in Tokyo.

There were at least four other promoters chasing Donaire before he decided to go with Schaefer, a former Swiss banker who was CEO of Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions from 2002 to 2014. Donaire’s wife Rachel said the switch was an easy decision to make.
****

“Nonito is excited to work with Ringstar,” she said. “We’ve known Richard for a while. We had a face-to-face meeting with him in Las Vegas then were in constant communication until we finalized an agreement. He’s very involved with his fighters. He comes across as a hands-on CEO who really cares for his fighters. He’s accessible. He won’t let 24 hours pass before he replies to a text or email or answers a call. We’re looking forward to this next chapter in Nonito’s career.” Donaire was previously promoted by Top Rank and their separation was amicable.

Donaire declined to reveal details of his Ringstar contract which contains a confidentiality clause. He wouldn’t reveal the duration of the contract, purse terms and for how many fights. Donaire plans to make a brief trip to Manila next week then return to Tokyo where he’ll stay until it’s time to go back to the US or wherever for his next fight.

Donaire named Frampton, Santa Cruz, WBA featherweight titlist Abner Mares and IBF featherweight ruler Lee Selby as future targets. “I want the biggest fights possible,” he said. “Richard’s track record to deliver them speaks for itself. The next chapter in my career is starting now and I’m excited to say it’s with Ringstar.”


Back to Joaquin Henson's Articles Listing



Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Pinoy undercard bouts for Pacquiao-Broner: Perez loses to Kambosos
    By Rich Mazon , 20 Jan 2019
  • EARLY RESULTS FROM LAS VEGAS: KAMBOSOS DOMINATES PEREZ
    By Dong Secuya, 20 Jan 2019
  • Broner’s durability to be tested
    By Joaquin Henson, 20 Jan 2019
  • Garcia doesn’t think Manny can win by KO
    By Joaquin Henson, 20 Jan 2019
  • Fortune says Broner will quit
    By Joaquin Henson, 20 Jan 2019
  • Manny Pacquiao Says He Can Beat Floyd Mayweather Now That He's Healthy
    By , 20 Jan 2019
  • Heavyweight Stunner: Rivas KOs Jennings in 12th Round
    By , 20 Jan 2019
  • TWO-TIME INDIAN OLYMPIAN, VIKAS KRISHAN TO MAKE PRO DEBUT TONIGHT IN VERONA, NEW YORK
    By , 20 Jan 2019
  • UNDEFEATED WELTERWEIGHT SENSATION, JANESON FIGUEROA BOCACHICA IN ACTION TONIGHT IN PUERTO RICO
    By , 20 Jan 2019
  • NICO HERNANDEZ RETURNS! HOMETOWN HERO AND OLYMPIC MEDALIST RETURNS TO THE RING ON FEBRUARY 15 AT KANSAS STAR CASINO
    By , 20 Jan 2019
  • Pacquiao celebrates 24th year as prizefighter
    By Eddie Alinea, 19 Jan 2019
  • TEPORA SQUANDERS PURSE AND A RARE CAREER BREAK IN THE US
    By Aquiles Z. Zonio, 19 Jan 2019
  • PACQUIAO SAYS BRONER IS NOT A TUNE-UP FIGHT AND A MARQUEZ-LIKE KO WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN
    By Maloney L. Samaco, 19 Jan 2019
  • EMMANUEL PACQUIAO WISHES WELL EMMANUEL PACQUIAO
    By Tonton Alcos-Antogop, 19 Jan 2019
  • OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: Manny Pacquiao, the legend
    By Eddie Alinea, 19 Jan 2019
  • Fact & Fancy: It’s devotion vs delusion
    By Recah Trinidad, 19 Jan 2019
  • MANNY PACQUIAO vs. ADRIEN BRONER FINAL WEIGHTS, QUOTES
    By , 19 Jan 2019
  • TEPORA FAILS TO MAKE WEIGHT, FIGHT IS OFF
    By Dong Secuya, 19 Jan 2019
  • Weight issues from Las Vegas presents woe to two Pinoy fighters
    By Rich Mazon , 19 Jan 2019
  • Forty year old Pacquiao and twenty nine year old Broner makes welterweight weight
    By Rich Mazon , 19 Jan 2019





  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2019 philboxing.com.