MANILA, Philippines – World super bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire arrived in Manila on Saturday morning.
Donaire was happy to be back in Manila after his technical knockout victory over Japanese fighter Toshiaki Nishioka last week in California.
“I was trying to set up my punch. He was very defensive di niya ako binigyan ng pagkakataon until ma-upper cut sa 6th round nagiging offensive siya and then in 9th round became the last punch,” Donaire said.
Donaire admitted that he did not anticipate the fight to be that difficult.
“He was very defensive and when he becomes offensive magaling din siya. So di ko akalain na its going to be that difficult. But kung sa tv, parang easy,” Donaire said in an interview with dzMM.
The Filipino Flash said he was really on the lookout for the Japanese boxer’s powerful left straight.
“Alam ko na kapag magja-jab yung itatapon niya yung left straight niya yung pinakamalakas niya,” he said.
Donaire retained the World Boxing Organization and International Boxing Federation super bantamweight titles, while annexing Nishioka’s World Boxing Council diamond belt and the vacant RING super bantamweight title.
Donaire is not yet sure of what’s going to happen next after his recent fight.
“Hindi ko pa po alam for now pero sinasabi nila sa December daw or kung di magawa yun, next year,” he said.
Donaire will be busy promoting his Visayan movie, “Pala ta ang Nagbuot” (Our Fate Decides) in Manila.
“Magandang movie po. October 31 panoorin niyo po,” he said. Report from Dexter Ganibe, dzMM