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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Donaire likely to fight in the Philippines

Former four division champion Nonito Donaire is planning to fight in the Philippines for his comeback fight after losing via knockout against Nicholas Walters in October.

Top Rank boss Bob Arum told Donaire's plan to fight in his native country.

Per Dan Rafael's Blog:
He [Donaire] wants to fight in the Philippines,” Arum said. “We’re going to see if we can book him in a fight in March.”

Arum further told that Donaire will likely return to the junior featherweight division.

It was clear that Donaire was overpowered by the naturally bigger Walters during their featherweight encounter. I think moving back down in weight is the right move for Donaire. But I don't know if he could reign again as champion in a division where the supremely skilled and talented Guillermo Regondeux resides. Rigo dethroned Donaire in a one-sided affair back in 2013.

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