This is a “revenge”: Donaire plans to conquer the fifth weight category


39-year-old boxing legend, conqueror of four weight divisions, Filipino Nonito Donaire (42-7, 28 KOs) has once again stated that he is not ready to leave boxing yet. Instead, the veteran is not opposed to trying to conquer the fifth weight division – the second flyweight (in which he was satisfied at one time with the title of “interim champion”).

Donaire has previously talked about the title fight in 52.2 kg: he mentioned the Nicaraguan legend Roman Gonzalez (51-3, 41 KOs) and the WBO title holder of the Japanese Kazuto Ioku (29-2, 15 KOs).

This time he remembered the IBF champion Fernando Martinez (15-0, 8 KOs) from Argentina. The thing is that he took the belt from the Filipino Jervin Ancajas, and then beat the ex-champion in a rematch. Donaire claims that he “wants to take revenge for the defeat of his compatriot.”

It will not be easy to do this, because Martinez already has a mandatory challenger. By the way, he is also from the Philippines – this is Jade Bornea. He won his right at the beginning of the year.