December 1st, 2010 By Pedro Fernandez
BETTER BOXER THAN PAC & MANNY KNOWS IT!
San Francisco, CA- Although he is considered by most pundits as one of the ten best fighters ‘pound for pound’ in boxing, Nonito Donaire, the former World 112 & 115 lb. champ who relinquished (not lost) his titles is this week fighting at bantamweight (118 ) in Anaheim, CA for an interim WBA title. Imagine if the “Filipino Flash” would have fought his foe this Saturday, Volodymyr Sydorenko (22-2, 7 KOs) in a supporting bout under Manny Pacquiao-Antonio Margarito?
WORKING FOR PEANUTS NO THANKS TO PACQUIAO
Having been making in the neighborhood of $200 to $250, 000 per fight, had Donaire been supporting Manny on any of his cards, his purse would be five to ten times what it is. If you broach this subject with Manny, he’ll defer to promoter Bob Arum who handles both fighters. If you ask Donaire, he won’t say it, neither will his “on the ball” wife Rachael, but Manny Pacquiao, either jealous or insecure, is the guy that has passed (screwed) over Donaire.
KO OF VIC ONE OF GREATEST EVER!
Folks, Nonito Donaire, highlight reel of all time KO of Vic Darcinyan in 2007 aside, the young man from Newark, CA of Filipino heritage is making peanuts and yet he maybe better skilled than Manny Pacquiao. Knowing this, Manny would not want to start a national debate as to who the better fighter was by putting him underneath Pac in any of these mega-events. If he were to have once put Donaire on an undercard, Nonito would have been able to display his skills in front of millions of people, not the 70-100,000 homes on a Latin Fury PPV show.
“A” FIGHTER GETTING “B” BILLING
This weekend, again, one of the best fighters pound for pound in boxing, Nonito Donaire will headline the Top Rank PPV card from Anaheim, CA. That sounds impressive until you realize that Julio Cesar Chavez, the draw both live and on PPV dropped out due to illness. That 50-70,000 home range is what I am anticipating this Saturday, this even though Mexican Humberto Soto now takes over for Donaire at second fiddle.
PACQUIAO AIN’T DUMB, HE’S A CONGRESSMAN!
Hey Manny, your fights are being seen by more than one million homes in the USA, had you put Nonito on any of those undercards you would have created another American boxing star in a fellow Filipino. But you realize that this might take some attention away from you and wife Jinky, seeing Rachael is both hot and smart, something I think the Pacquiao’s (Jinky too) fear worse than a Congressional impeachment. What marvels me is that some Filipinos dislike Nonito simply because to admit that he might be a better boxer than Manny, this to them is akin to drinking battery acid.
RUSSIAN FOE HAS POSSIBLE SIZE ADVANTAGE
With the exception of size, Volodymyr Sydorenko does not hold any advantages of Donaire. It is expected that Donaire (24-1, 16 KOs) will prevail here and face Fernando Montiel (43-2-2, 33 KOs) February 19, 2011. Having had to nearly cut off an apendage to make 115 this past July, the added three pounds will help Nonito. That being said, it will still not be an easy task making weight for the “Filipino Flash.”
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