DONAIRE INTENSIFIES TRAINING FOR NOV 9 DATE WITH DARCHINYAN (PHOTOS)
By Ed de la Vega, DDS
Tue, 29 Oct 2013
Nonito Donaire Jr drove from his house in Las Vegas almost 300 miles down to Oxnard, CA to train at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy early today.
With Donaire Jr were his dad, Nonito Sr and a sparmate, Filipino boxer, Marvin Mabait.
Donaire did the usual routine beginning with the taping of his hands by Robert Garcia and then doing the mitts with his dad.
Donaire did six rounds of sparring with one of the young Mexican boxers who trains at the gym followed by 4 rounds with Mabait.
Donaire today hit the scales at 131 pounds exactly where his Team wants him to be. With his fight against the aging Vic Darchinyan of Armenia still 12 days away, Team Donaire does not think making the weight will be a problem. He could easily lose 1 pound every two days and be at or under the 126 limit on weigh-in day.
Donaire flies to Corpus Christie, Texas on Saturday to join the Top Rank folks in hyping his fight during fight week.
The fight with Donaire fulfills Darchinyan’s long sought re-match with the Filipino Flash since he was made to do the chicken dance and knocked out silly by Donaire back in Bridgeport, Connecticut in July of 2007.
The Donaire-Darchinyan fight happen at the American Bank Center at Corpus Christie on November 9, 2013.
Top photo: Donaire on the mitts with his father/trainer Nonito Donaire Sr.
PHOTOS BY JHAY OTAMIAS.
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