Philippines, 06 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  


DONAIRE BELIEVES VETYEKA IS THE BEST AMONG THE FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONS


PhilBoxing.com



Vetyeka.
2012 “Fighter of the Year” Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire has praised his opponent, WBA featherweight champion Simpiwe Vetyeka of South Africa who he is expected to face in a title fight in Macau sometime in May.

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is scheduled to meet with top executives of the Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino in Macau next Wednesday to finalize a possible May 10 date.

Donaire told the Manila Standard that Vetyeka “is a really good fighter. I think he’s the toughest of all the guys in that division. He’s slick he’s got power, pretty good.”

Donaire told us that he’s started light training but would begin “serious training” at the newly opened gym of his father and trainer Nonito Donaire Sr in Oakland, California in March with “a lot of sparring.”

He said that “if the fight is held in Macau there is a slight possibility I will train in the Philippines.”

Donaire and wife Rachel were excited preparing for the baptism of their son Jarel this week in Las Vegas.

Vetyeka is coming off a stunning 7th round stoppage of long-reigning Indonesian world champion Chris John in Metro City, Western Australia last November after which John announced his retirement.

The WBA named John its “Boxer of the Month” for November.

Boxing News reported that the 34-year-old John failed to come out for the 7th round after having been knocked staggered and knocked down in the 6th round by a series of huge right hands from Vetyeka.

John had been hurt in the 5th round from a right hand from Vetyeka that hooked around to the back of John’s head that put him out on his feet. John was somehow able to make it out of the 5th, but he was in bad shape for the 6th. He still didn’t look recovered from the blow, and he also looked very tired and old. At 34, John looked old and not the same fighter who had been given a controversial win over Juan Manuel Marquez and a controversial draw against Rocky Juarez in his youth.

Vetyeka was supposed to face John in a rematch under their contract but after the defeat, John decided to retire paving the way for Vetyeka to defend his title against another challenger.

Donaire who is coming off a 9th round TKO win in a rematch with hard-hitting Aussie Vic Darchinyan in a featherweight fight he was losing on the scorecards of all three judges has been aching to move up in weight and win a fifth world title.


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


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • PACQUIAO CELEBRATES MILESTONES IN MAYWEATHER BOUT
    By Eddie Alinea, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
  • SHIMING: “I WANT TO PRESENT FREDDIE WITH A PERFECT BIRTHDAY GIFT”
    By Dong Secuya, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
  • EXCITING RP-SRI LANKA DAVIS CUP TENNIS TIE KICKS OFF TODAY
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
  • Dawejko sees major opportunities in future but first must get by Umohette this Friday at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
    By , Thu, 05 Mar 2015
  • IN MONEY-PACMAN CLASSIC, IT'S PACQUIAO BY SHOCK KO
    By Manny Piñol, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
  • THE GREAT BRAWL OF CHINA FINAL PRESSER
    By , Thu, 05 Mar 2015
  • REX TSO SIGNS WITH TOP RANK
    By , Thu, 05 Mar 2015
  • EXTRA! EXTRA! EXTRA HOST MARIO LOPEZ TO JOIN GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS FOR LAUNCH OF LA FIGHT CLUB
    By , Thu, 05 Mar 2015
  • PACQUIAO APPEALS TO FANS FOR UNDERSTANDING
    By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
  • Baltimore Boxing Presents Snap, Crackle and Pop March 27!
    By , Thu, 05 Mar 2015
  • Andrade issues unification Title fight challenge to Lara
    By , Thu, 05 Mar 2015
  • PACQUIAO HAS SPEED AND POWER TO WIN
    By Recah Trinidad, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
  • CANELO ALVAREZ VS. JAMES KIRKLAND HOUSTON AND SAN ANTONIO PRESS CONFERENCES QUOTES
    By , Thu, 05 Mar 2015
  • PHOTOS: SHIMING-RUENROENG MACAU GRAND ARRIVAL
    By , Thu, 05 Mar 2015
  • Vincent returns to Twin River to defend her world title against dangerous Texan Ruiz
    By , Thu, 05 Mar 2015
  • CHAMPIONSHIP PRO BOXING RETURNS TO HIALEAH PARK ON MARCH 26
    By , Thu, 05 Mar 2015
  • “NO PROBLEM WITH PACQUIAO’S CONDITIONING” – JUSTIN FORTUNE
    By Eddie Alinea, Thu, 05 Mar 2015
  • PACMAN: "I WILL GIVE FANS THE KIND OF ENTERTAINMENT THEY WANT"
    By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
  • PHOTO: CANELO-KIRKLAND PRESSER IN HOUSTON
    By , Wed, 04 Mar 2015
  • GAB FAILS TO RESPOND TO PROMOTER'S REQUEST FOR A PROBE ON HOW HIS SUSPENDED BOXER WAS ABLE TO FIGHT IN THAILAND
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
  • PHILIPPINES FAVORED IN DAVIS CUP TIE VS SRI LANKA
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
  • NBA -- Hornets survive Lakers, 104-103
    By Eric Biasbas, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
  • DONAIRE HURTS SPARRING PARTNER
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
  • PACMAN TAX REPRIEVE: IT'S NOT ABOUT MONEY, BUT HONORING A HERO
    By Manny Piñol, Wed, 04 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.