Nonito Donaire Eyes Inoue Rematch or Nordine Oubaali Next!
Former four-division world champion Nonito Donaire isn’t quite ready yet to call it a day on what has no doubt been a Hall Of Fame career.
He and Naoya Inoue went to war on November 7 in Japan in the WBSS bantamweight tournament final. After suffering a unanimous decision loss in a fight of the year candidate, the aging warrior is looking forward to more of what boxing has to offer, even at the age of 37.
In an interview with K.O. Artists Sports, the “Filipino Flash” revealed his plans and aspirations heading into 2020.
“Well if we can get the rematch you know, because honestly I had a great great time. It was fun for me. It brought the best of me and that’s the one thing I stay true to boxing.
But ultimately there’s other guys. Like guys like Nery or Oubaali or whoever it may be.
118 has been a tremendous weight for me and I think I’m going to stay here unless there’s a big opportunity at a bigger division.”
While clearly past his prime, the performance he put up against Inoue indicates that he still possesses a few more fights in him before its truly time to hang up the gloves for good.
It’ll be interesting to see what’s in the works for Donaire as we enter 2020.
3kingsboxing.com will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.
By: Jerrell Fletcher