MANILA, Philippines – World super bantamweight king Nonito Donaire Jr. promised to unveil an old version of himself when he fights Toshiaki Nishioka on October 13.
Donaire said his trainer, Robert Garcia, likes what he sees in their preparation for the title fight.
“Robert came up the other day and liked what he saw in sparring, and I’m just ready to show the fans the old Nonito Donaire,” said the “Filipino Flash” in Boxing Scene.
Donaire said fight fans have grown accustomed to the Nonito Donaire who has been hunting for a knockout win.
This time, he said, he’ll prove that he can be patient and calculating, too.
“The Nonito Donaire that you’ve seen lately has been more towards power, towards knocking guys out and being impatient. I’m going back to the person who puts a good, tactical plan together, set up a good punch, and I can knock guys out with any punch because of a great strategy.”
At stake in the fight are Donaire’s World Boxing Organization and International Boxing Federation 122-pound titles. Also to be disputed at the bout are the RING Magazine and the World Boxing Council Diamond titles.