Philippines, 27 May 2017
  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:

  • Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Benavidez Closer to Title, Castro Challenges De La Hoya
    By Don Smith, Sat, 27 May 2017
  • Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Benavidez Closer to Title, Castro Challenges De La Hoya
    By Don Smith, Sat, 27 May 2017
  • A BETTER ALTERNATIVE TO A MELINDO VS. PETALCORIN
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sat, 27 May 2017
  • Pacquiao the least alarmed
    By Recah Trinidad, Sat, 27 May 2017
  • "Brave Warriors In Action" PPV weights & quotes
    By , Sat, 27 May 2017
  • SHOWTIME SPORTS® TO OFFER FACEBOOK & YOUTUBE LIVE STREAM OF GROVES vs. CHUDINOV WORLD TITLE FIGHT THIS SATURDAY AS PRELUDE TO BROOK vs. SPENCE
    By , Sat, 27 May 2017
  • KELL BROOK vs. ERROL SPENCE JR. FINAL WEIGHTS
    By , Fri, 26 May 2017
  • JEFF HORN TRIVIA
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Fri, 26 May 2017
  • Former world champion Kermit Cintron battles Tyrone Brunson in a Pennsylvania clash
    By , Fri, 26 May 2017
  • NBA PLAYOFFS -- Warriors heavily favored to win 2017 NBA Finals​
    By Henrick Macalintal, Fri, 26 May 2017
  • 12BET Announced as World Cup of Pool Title Sponsor
    By , Fri, 26 May 2017
  • Roach returns Down Under after 25 years
    By Joaquin Henson, Fri, 26 May 2017
  • Manny Pacquiao in worst form of his career?
    By Eddie Alinea of Spin.ph, Fri, 26 May 2017
  • KELL BROOK vs. ERROL SPENCE JR. FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
    By , Fri, 26 May 2017
  • SALUDAR BROS, MINDANAO PROSPECTS IN MANDAUE CITY FIGHT CARD
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Fri, 26 May 2017
  • HOMETOWN HERO RANDY CABALLERO TO PUT NABF SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE ON THE LINE AGAINST FELLOW UNDEFEATED FIGHTER OSCAR NEGRETE
    By , Fri, 26 May 2017
  • M-1 CHALLENGE 79 WEIGHTS
    By , Fri, 26 May 2017
  • TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR STACKED JULY 15 HBO BOXING AFTER DARK TRIPLEHEADER AT 'FABULOUS' FORUM
    By , Fri, 26 May 2017
  • FITE TV to stream New England Jr. Middleweight Championship
    By , Fri, 26 May 2017
  • Undefeated Mario Barrios Faces Jose Luis Rodriguez June 11 on FS1
    By , Fri, 26 May 2017
  • ELITE MINDANAO PROSPECTS TO INVADE CEBU ON JUNE 10
    By Dong Secuya, Thu, 25 May 2017
  • ROACH, FORTUNE: "NO REASON TO WORRY"
    By Eddie Alinea of Spin.ph, Thu, 25 May 2017
  • Milendo-Yaegashi IBF world title fight on ABS-CBN S+A
    By , Thu, 25 May 2017
  • UFC's Angela Magana Says She's Suing Cris 'Cyborg' Justino Over Punch Incident (VIDEO)
    By , Thu, 25 May 2017


  •  




     
    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
    © 2017 philboxing.com.