Philippines, 28 Mar 2015
  Home >> News


 
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




 
News  


WBC DESCRIBES DONAIRE AS ONE OF TH BEST FIGHTERS IN THE WORLD


PhilBoxing.com




Manhattan Beach, California - Oct. 10,2012

Despite the fact that WBO/IBF super bantamweight champion Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire is scheduled to face WBC Champion Emeritus Toshiaki Niahioka for the coveted Diamond Belt at the Home Depot Center in Carson City, California on October 13 (14 in Manila), the World Boxing Council has described Donaire as "one of the best fighters in the world."

In heralding Donaire who is in the top five on Ring Magazine's pound for pound rankings, the WBC noted that Donaire had "faced and defeated Vladimir Sidoreno, Fernando Montiel, Omar Narvaez, Wilfredo Vazquez Jr among others."

Donaire worked out here twice on Tuesday, the second in the evening at approximately the same time he will enter the ring against the classy Japanese southpaw Nishioka who is staying another another venue and apparently keeps to himself and
hasn't even granted any interviews.

Donaire, in stark contrast, has been easily accesible to the media and made a special guest appearance on "ESPN Nacion" with hosts David Faitelson, Bernardo Osuna and Adriana Monsalve at the ESPN studios in downtown Los Angeles.

Later today the four main fighters on the Top Rank card including genuine ring warriors Mike Alvarado and "Bam Bam" Rios will put on a public workout at the Justin Fortune Gym in Los Angeles with Donaire scheduled to go last.

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is overjoyed at the response to one of the most exciting fight cards this year with the potential for one of two title fights likely to make it as "The Fight of the Year." He said 7,000 tickets have already been sold for the fights which will be telecast in the Philippines by the giant broadcast network ABS-CBN on its pre-eminent Channel 2 at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday.

Team Donaire is upbeat even though they know that Nishioka is regarded as one of the toughest opponents Donaire has met so far. They believe that Donaire's handspeed which has picked up even more and his punching power will prove too much
for the 36 year old Japanese who hasn't fought for just over one year since scoring a worthy victory over tough Rafael Marquez.

While Marquez is a solid fighter Donaire's team members pointed out that Marquez was slow-footed and coudn't match the pace of Nishioka. while Donaire's speed and power along with his superb counter-punching ability should make a crucial difference.

Donaire himself said he is "mentally and physically prepared for this big fight,” and although Nishioka"will try to land the left straight that is difficult to do against me. Aside from that, I haven’t seen any tape that he can do damage with."

Donaire conceded that the Japanese "did great against Marquez (brother of Juan Manuel Marquez), but Marquez is a lot slower than me. A lot of those punches won’t land with me with power.”

Team Donaire headed by top class trainer Robert Garcia has studied Nishioka's fight tapes, spotted his habits and his flaws and developed a fight plan that they believe will end in an impressive win.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • CREEPING FEAR IN MAYWEATHER’S EYES…
    By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Sat, 28 Mar 2015
  • Li’l things mean a lot in biggest fight
    By Recah Trinidad, Sat, 28 Mar 2015
  • OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: MANNY AND JINKEE'S LITTLE PRINCESS
    By Eddie Alinea, Sat, 28 Mar 2015
  • WEIGHTS FROM LAS VEGAS: GONZALEZ - 125 LBS., RUSSELL - 125.8 LBS.
    By , Sat, 28 Mar 2015
  • SHOWTIME Sports Announces INSIDE MAYWEATHER vs. PACQUIAO Four-Part Series
    By , Sat, 28 Mar 2015
  • Batalla en la Zamna: ESTRADA 112; ASENJO 111 IN MERIDA WEIGH-IN TODAY
    By , Sat, 28 Mar 2015
  • Matthysse - Provodnikov near sell out; Turning Stone Resort Casino releasing final block of tickets
    By , Sat, 28 Mar 2015
  • Kell Brook, Jo Jo Dan Make Weight For Title Fight On Showtime
    By , Sat, 28 Mar 2015
  • WBC PURSE BID FOR STEVENSON/KOVALEV APRIL 17th IN MEXICO CITY
    By , Sat, 28 Mar 2015
  • GOLDEN BOY FILES SUIT AGAINST JHONNY GONZALEZ AND PROMOCIONES DEL PUEBLO
    By , Sat, 28 Mar 2015
  • LA FIGHT CLUB APRIL 2 HEADLINER JULIAN "EL CAMARÓN" RAMIREZ AND RISING STARS EVERTON LOPES AND NICK ARCE LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES
    By , Sat, 28 Mar 2015
  • PACQUIAO’S LEG CRAMPS NOT A REASON FOR CONCERN
    By Eddie Alinea, Fri, 27 Mar 2015
  • NO WAY TO VALUE EMERALD BELT IN PACQUIAO-MAYWEAHER MEGAFIGHT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 27 Mar 2015
  • WHAT IS THE GAB UP TO?
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 27 Mar 2015
  • PINOY PRIDE 30 BOXERS MAKE WEIGHT
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Fri, 27 Mar 2015
  • PACQUIAO DRAWS FIRST BLOOD
    By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Fri, 27 Mar 2015
  • FASCINATING UNDERCARD SPICES UP PINOY PRIDE 30
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Fri, 27 Mar 2015
  • PACQUIAO PULLS OFF HISTORIC TELEVISION MULTI-NETWORK COUP
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 27 Mar 2015
  • PINOY PRIDE 30: DONAIRE TO ERASE DOUBTS
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Fri, 27 Mar 2015
  • ‘FLASH’ ELORDE GRANDSONS WIN TITLE FIGHTS IN CONTRASTING FASHION
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 27 Mar 2015
  • Jhonny Gonzalez KO Of Abner Mares Available In Advance Of Saturday's Showdown With Gary Russell Jr.
    By , Fri, 27 Mar 2015
  • JAVIER PRIETO VS. JORGE SILVA TO HEADLINE FOX DEPORTES AND CLARO SPORTS CARD IN TULUM
    By , Fri, 27 Mar 2015
  • M-1 Challenge 57: Clash of Champions, Tybura vs. Puetz, May 2 in Russia
    By , Fri, 27 Mar 2015
  • PACQUIAO VS. MAYWEATHER TO REACH RECORD PHILIPPINE AUDIENCE
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Fri, 27 Mar 2015


  •  




     
    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
    © 2015 philboxing.com.