Latest Stories

In Huddle

Donaire plans busy 2013 schedule


BY NOW Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. should be back in the United States to spend Christmas and New Year with wife Rachel, who stayed behind when the boxer flew here to celebrate his latest victory.

In an interview while here in Manila, Donaire said he would rather not think of boxing at the moment.

All he wants to do is enjoy the holidays, the Christmas season, the Filipino way.

He just wants to have fun, he doesn’t want to think of work. For the moment, at least.

* * *

After Manny Pacquiao suffered a humiliating defeat by knockout to nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez, attention has shifted to Donaire, especially after the Filipino Flash’s easy victory over Mexican legend Jorge Arce.

Almost inevitably, Donaire has been hailed as the Philippines’ next international boxing sensation.

Naturally, everybody wants to know about Donaire’s future plans. Specifically, who he’s going to fight next.

As of now, Nonito only has a very vague idea.

Because all he wants to do is relax.

“I want to keep my mind as far away from boxing as possible,” he said.

“But 2013 comes around, you can expect me to make the first move. I will personally come knocking at Top Rank promoter Bob Arum’s door to ask for the next fight.”

Nonito probably does not remember but a few months ago he told the press that he will be asking Arum for more fights in 2013.

“This year I had four fights, next year maybe I can manage at least five,” said Nonito.

* * *

Like Nonito, Global Port owner Mikee Romero at the moment is relishing a Yuletide vacation in Europe with his family.

Mikee said he will try not to think about the Batang Pier Team while in Europe, especially the losses.

He did say however that he has been gearing up for what he describes as a “total overhaul” as soon as he returns.

“To win, the team will have to undergo a major shakeup,” he said.

I can only speculate that this will start from the head coach and will include key players.

Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter

More from this Column:

Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Boxing , Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr.

  • Philcor

    stay away from opportunistic sabits, nonito…

Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94


  • Obama due in Seoul as North Korea nuclear test fears grow
  • Hold departure order out vs Corona, Singson
  • Malaysia to release MH370 report–PM
  • Man found dead in Quezon City, alleged victim of summary execution–report
  • Aquino to lead Air Force turnover rites
  • Sports

  • Michael Phelps loses to Lochte in comeback meet
  • Sharapova advances to Stuttgart quarterfinals
  • Galedo caps ride of redemption
  • Beermen, Express dispute second semis slot today
  • Lady Agilas upset Lady Bulldogs in four sets
  • Lifestyle

  • ‘Recovered’ Banksy works on display ahead of sale
  • Marinduque: Visiting the ‘palm of the ocean’
  • First at Vatican in 60 years
  • How Jing Monis Salon gave Krissy the pixie
  • Want to be a supermodel? Work on your inner beauty, says Joey Espino
  • Entertainment

  • Paul McCartney to play at Candlestick concert
  • Kristoffer Martin: from thug to gay teen
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Cris Villonco on play adapted from different medium
  • Business

  • PAL hailed for ban on shark fin cargo
  • BSP to change tint of P100 bill
  • Nielsen sees car buying boom in the Philippines
  • How author of best-seller exposed ‘one percent’ economic elite
  • Bangko Sentral readies new bank lending rules
  • Technology

  • Cloud strength helps Microsoft earnings top Street
  • Vatican announces hashtag for April 27 canonizations
  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • Opinion

  • Editorial Cartoon, April 25, 2014
  • No deal, Janet
  • Like making Al Capone a witness vs his gang
  • MERS-CoV and mothers
  • A graduation story
  • Global Nation

  • China welcomes PH apology
  • Only 4 Etihad passengers not accounted for
  • Abandoned in Malta,15 PH seamen return
  • Senator hopes PH will also get same vow
  • HK victims to get P115M; traders raised money
  • Marketplace