MANILA – Despite his recent loss to Guillermo Rigondeaux, Nonito Donaire Jr. still got commendation from the World Boxing Organization (WBO) for his drug testing stance.
In Ronnie Nathanielsz’s Philboxing report, WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel said Donaire deserves praise for undergoing voluntary drug testing.
“His open and proactive example to boxers world-wide adds to his stature and accomplishment and contributes to Nonito Donaire example as a paragon of clean competition and sportsmanship,” said Valcarcel.
Donaire is the first boxer in the world to complete Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) testing in 2012.
The test requires him to be open for random urine and blood testing 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Donaire recently lost his WBO belt after he weas outpointed by Rigondeaux in their title unification bout.
The Filipino Flash is expected to return to the ring in October this year, possibly for a WBC super bantamweight clash against newly crowned champion Victor Terrazas.