‘The Filipino Flash’ takes cue on Ward
MANILA, Philippines – “The Filipino Flash” Nonito Donaire Jr. said it will take more than his potent left hook to beat an elite fighter like Toshiaki Nishioka.
Donaire said he will need to set the Japanese boxer up, just like what his friend Andre Ward did against Chad Dawson.
"It's definitely gonna take more than just a left hook to take this guy out. Looking at Andre [Ward's] fight [with Chad Dawson], we can do something like that. Setting up, and taking away his weapon,” said the Filipino Flash in an interview with CSN Bay Area's Ryan Maquinana.
Donaire is set to stake his World Boxing Organization and International Boxing Federation super bantamweight titles against Nishioka on October 13.
The 12-round title fight will take place at the Home Depot in Carson City, California.
Donaire said he will need to be more creative in setting up Nishioka.
“[It’s] going back to the real me. The way I fight. That was an inspirational thing for me, to look back and be myself. It definitely needs to be done in different ways. Different angles, different punches, just setting up the whole thing with Nishioka," he said.