DONAIRE FEELS GREAT ABOUT AN ADDITIONAL BLESSING
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Mon, 14 Jan 2013
WBO, Ring Magazine and WBC Diamond Belt super bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire feels great about the “good news” that his wife Rachel is expecting their first born.
Donaire and Rachel who called us to give us the news were extremely pleased even as Donaire said he would “have to work harder because there will be an extra mouth to feed.”
Boxing appeared to take a back seat as Donaire was all excited about being a father even as he said he hadn’t heard anything about his next fight.
He said "I'm happy with all the awards and victories in 2012 but to me everything was nothing in comparison to when my wife told me she is pregnant."
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told the Manila Standard that Donaire will enter the ring in April most probably against WBA champion Guillermo Rigondeaux but there is nothing definite.
For his winning the 122 pounds title in February and three successful title defenses against IBF champion Jeffrey Mathebula, WBC super champion Toshiaki Nishioka and four division champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce, Donaire won a series of accolades as the “Fighter of the Year” from Ring Magazine, ESPN, Yahoo Sports and boxingscene.com.
He is also certain to be named the Philippine Sportswriters Asian “Athlete of the Year” in the annual awards in March.
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