MANILA, Philippines – World bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire Jr. said he treats every fight he gets as the biggest bout of his career, now that he is getting the attention of boxing fans.
"These guys are gunning for your belt. These guys are gunning for everything that you have, that you worked for, for so many years," Donaire said of his opponents in Ringtv.com.
Donaire, known as "The Filipino Flash," is the reigning WBC and WBO bantamweight titlist.
He is set to fight undefeated boxer Omar Narvaez of Argentina at the Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday (Sunday in Manila).
"Every fight will always be the biggest fight or the toughest fight because every fight that I win, the bigger my crowd gets, the more eyes watching especially now that I'm fighting in HBO, there's this focus on me,"” said Donaire.
Donaire is coming off a knockout victory over Mexican Fernando Montiel, whom he demolished in 2 rounds last February.
Although Narvaez is older at 36, he won't get a different treatment from the 28-year-old Donaire.
"Every fight from this point on gets bigger and bigger and bigger, whoever it is. So we always prepare for the best."