“KING” NONITO DONAIRE NEEDS CHALLENGERS!

February 27th, 2011 By Pedro Fernandez

DONAIRE NOT TAKING THE PACMAN PATH

Goodnight Fernando!

Goodnight Fernando!

San Francisco, CA- It is tough to talk Philippine boxing these days sans mentioning boxing’s king Manny Pacquiao. That being said, Nonito Donaire is looking to make a statement at 118 lbs., one that the Pacman never did in any weight class, and that is being the undisputed champion.

BOXREC.COM TOP TEN BANTAMS

According to BoxRec.com, Donaire (26-1, 18 KOs) is head and shoulders above anybody else at 118. The #2 guy is IBF beltbearer Joseph Agbeko (28-2, 22 KOs) who lives in the Bronx by way of Africa. He is 4-1 in IBF title scraps, losing only to Yohnny Perez (20-1, 14 KOs) whom he beat in a recent rematch. He is slated to meet #4 Abner Mares (23-0-1, 13 KOs) in April as part of Showtime’s 118 lb. tourney.

WBA CHAMP A LITTLE MORE THAN LUCKY?

Being a Panamanian or Venezuelan is seemingly an advantage when you are a WBA champ. That being said, Panamanian Anselmo Moreno (30-1, 10 KOs) has had eight WBA title tiffs, winning them all, with the last two being split decisions over nondescript Nehomar Cermeno (20-3, 12 KOs) Having not fought since last August, I’d make the “Filipino Flash” a 3-1 favorite over any of these guys.

WHAT ABOUT THAT DARCHINYAN GUY?

The #5 rated boxer at 118 is Vic Darchinyan, the same guy Donaire dominated before knocking him all but dead with one left hook (just like Fernando Montiel) on July 7, 2007. Having lost his last scrap to by SD 12 to Abner Mares, Vic is fighting the aforementioned Yohnny Perez in April.

THE REMATCH WAS MADE & THEN VIC BACKED OUT!

To call Vic a coward might be a stretch, but the Aussie is fretting ever having to fight Nonito again. They had an agreement, then Vic demanded more money, the bigger cut of the pie, even though he was the one that Nonito knocked into the following week! So Donaire gives him what he wants and Vic still says no!

Koki Kameda

Koki Kameda

FIGHTNG KOKI KAMEDA IN JAPAN WOULD BE HUGE!

The only other guy in the top ten that can add to and further enhance Donaire’s status as the “best Filipino boxer in the world,” is Japan’s Koki Kameda (24-1, 16 KOs)
Once a TV ratings bonanza in Japan, Kameda lost a MD 12 to WBC 112 lb. champ Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (79-3-1, 43 KOs) of Thailand last March. Donaire-Kameda would be the biggest fight in Japan in many a moon.

WILL DONAIRE BE FROZEN OUT?

With the Showtime bantamweight tourney in full swing, meaning everybody thus far mentioned except Kameda will be busy. Will this tourney keep WBC & WBO champ Donaire away from the WBA & IBF titles? If so, then fighting Kameda in Japan makes the most dollars and cents for the “Filipino Flash.”

Pedro Fernandez

COMMENTS

  1. Koki Kameda could be a good match for the Filipino Flash and to fight in Japan and win by KO will further enhance his marketability both in America and Asia. Whoever wins in the Bantamweight tourney must face Nonito Donaire Jr to solidify the division into one undisputed champion after dismantling Kameda. Although Nonito is a 3 to 1 favorite to win, anything can happen in boxing. A rising superstar like him must be very careful in his quest for greatness. His record will be studded with KO’s if he keeps training hard and keeping himself fit to fight at a moments notice. Bob Arum is now convinced that he can face top caliber elite fighters in the bantamweight and possibly can go up to face the likes of Gamboa and Lopez.

    boxmeister on February 27th, 2011 at 11:07 PM
  2. Nonito Donaire, Jr. will not starve in finding his next opponents under Bob Arum’s promotions. Unfortunately, the next possible boxers you have enumerated to fighthim are all patsies, unknown to the boxing world and are not worth a dime to fight him.

    rodrigo balbon on February 27th, 2011 at 11:52 PM
  3. Koki isn’t a bantam yet is he? I know tomaki is, plus, from what I hear he is very exciting to watch unlike his other two dipspit brothers.

    David in Dunedin on February 28th, 2011 at 12:15 AM
  4. ur right on the mark..fighting Kameda on his home ground at Japan will be huge…i hope they can make this fight..it will be good for boxing that a title fight can be showcased in asia..more power to you senor pernandez

    William on February 28th, 2011 at 12:16 AM
  5. nobody can touch Donaire at 118-122 lbs. i hopw Donaire-Kameda will push through i heard kameda is tough and rude so Donaire should fight this japs at least in boxing filipino have revenge over japs for killing filipinos on WW II :-)

    Rainheart on February 28th, 2011 at 12:18 AM
  6. Did pacquiao fight barrera, morales, and juan ma at featherweight? Do your research…

    Darth on February 28th, 2011 at 2:01 AM
  7. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE DONAIRE VS. MORENO FOR THE RING MAGAZINE BELT AND FOR NONITO,,,FIRST ASIAN UNDISPUTED CHAMPION…ANOTHER PINOY MAKES HISTORY…..!!!!

    JOVLOMONGO on February 28th, 2011 at 3:37 AM
  8. I’d like to se Him fight Vazquez JR then Rigondeiax. The cubans defense and power would make it good. And he is a pure boxer that can match nonito’s speed and power

    Roberto Rios on February 28th, 2011 at 7:38 AM
  9. I BELIEVE DONAIRE HAS NOTHING MORE TO PROVE IN THE BANTAMWEIGHT DIVISION.AS WHAT MOST FANS WANTED IS THE FIGHT FROM FEATHERWT.AND UP,A FIGHT WITH JUAN MANUEL LOPEZ BY NEXT YEAR IS A BLOCKBUSTER.

    otrebal on February 28th, 2011 at 11:06 AM
  10. Koki is at 118. why would I have included him if he wasn’t?

    Pedro Fernandez on February 28th, 2011 at 12:41 PM
  11. no one beats to “the filipino flash” in his era. his left hook is one of the most devastating punch in boxing history like “pacman”.

    jim patrick castro on February 28th, 2011 at 1:18 PM
  12. @ pedro fernandez: if donaire will be capturing different divisions just as Pacquiao did, one day, you and the mayweathers will be accusing him of having PEDs, especially that Donaire’s conditioning coach is Vicor Conte. get a life, Pedro!

    maroc on February 28th, 2011 at 2:15 PM
  13. Hey Maroc, I have never told a reader to go get screwed, please do as your comments now go Spam file, never to be seen again!

    Pedro Fernandez on February 28th, 2011 at 2:41 PM
  14. Nonito is the King but he need to move to 122 (Rigondeaux)I would like to see Donaire vs Rigondeaux. Los dos mejores. Do u know that Rigondeaux defeat Abner Mares 2003? and mares defeated Juan MA 2002?

    Carlos G on February 28th, 2011 at 4:02 PM
  15. Who the *uck is KOKI?

    Vin Diesel on February 28th, 2011 at 6:08 PM
  16. donaire vs. juan ma. ’nuff said

    bluntrolla on February 28th, 2011 at 9:28 PM
  17. Idiotic seeing Juan Ma fights at 126.

    Pedro Fernandez on February 28th, 2011 at 9:36 PM
  18. Hey Vin, do some research.

    Pedro Fernandez on February 28th, 2011 at 9:38 PM
  19. what about eric morel or hugo ruiz??

    Bullet on February 28th, 2011 at 10:17 PM
  20. i didn’t say now fedro pernandes, don’t be such an old tool. give nonito time, prolly a year. he’s gonna go up, like he said he would. and if that happens, it’ll be a very good match.

    bluntrolla on February 28th, 2011 at 10:48 PM
  21. fights are not won on paper or the internet so Nonito still has to fight the guys at 118 who are left standing from the bantam tourney..this is boxing and anything can happen regardless if the Flash has mad skills.

    The Mad Scientist on February 28th, 2011 at 10:58 PM
  22. Kameda vs Donaire? No way, its a bad joke.. but if you looked at super bantam weight, there are 2 Japanese champs, Nishioka (WBC) and Shimoda (WBA). Nishioka vs J.Gonzalez in Mexico city (2009) was just like Donaire vs Montiel (you can see his excellent left blows called “Monster Left “).

    hank on March 1st, 2011 at 6:27 AM
  23. Big Al, we don’t post all caps. Great post, can you rewrite it please!

    Pedro Fernandez on March 1st, 2011 at 5:49 PM
  24. The only fight I would like to see is Donaire-Juanma Lopez. Ok, Donaire could still pick up one more fight in the bantamweight division and another one in 126, but it should be the last ones. It’s getting boring down there and there’s no where to go but up. Juan Manuel Lopez is the next best thing in boxing today (behind Pac and Mayweather, of course) and I bet he will mature more to become another superstar this plummeting boxing world will have, and to get Donaire to fight him in two years will be huge. Regardless of everybody’s opinions about Pacquiao, we can’t deny the fact that without him, boxing would have been long dead, so we NEED another future superstars like Juanma Lopez, Donaire and perhaps Andre Berto to anchor it.

    GabePeterson on March 1st, 2011 at 6:32 PM
  25. I chuckle that you guys think moving up in weight is a breeze. It’s not! I was a big jr. welter, but a small welter. Let him clean house at 118, that’s what he wants to do!

    Pedro Fernandez on March 1st, 2011 at 6:40 PM
  26. P.Diddy I think he could do 122 yes 126 is at least 11/2 year down the road. By then juanma and gam boa will be ghost. So for the foseable future 122 and 118 is good. There is good comp for him. Also this division hopping shows how boxing has disintegrated. It seems like everybody is a 2 to 3 division champ. The biggest problem is very few fighters are pugilists they aren’t the craftsmen they used to be. Back in the day when smaller guys tried to jump classes they got their azzes handed to them ala Sanchez/ Gomez. Hopefuly we get the proper teachers of the craft to straighten this up.

    Roberto rios on March 1st, 2011 at 7:30 PM
  27. Some of you act like Donaire’s ko of Montiel is enough to excuse from fighting the other guys at 118..I’m not sure Montiel would’ve beaten Mares,Agbeko or even Perez..Nonito’s ko of Montiel was impressive indeed but let’s not start calling him great just yet or dismissing the other fighters in the weight class.

    EL Chicano on March 1st, 2011 at 7:45 PM
  28. Agree with above post. Kayoing Montiel was impressive, but that doesn’t mean that Agbeko or Mares can’t get to him. Those are fights I would like to see

    Javier Ruiz on March 3rd, 2011 at 1:19 PM
  29. donaire will be ko?? maybe in a drean. because there is no one who can beat the forever undisputed donaire!

    adriane on March 5th, 2011 at 10:00 PM

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