Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire will attempt to claim back a world title on Friday (Saturday Manila time) when he face Mexico’s Cesar Juarez for the unoccupied World Boxing Organization Super-Bantamweight belt at San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The 33-year-old Filipino fighter carries a record of 35-3 along with 23 knockouts whilst his rival Juarez possesses 17-3 together with 13 knockouts.
The former world champion in five weight divisions, Nonito Donaire was dethroned by the unbeaten Jamaican fighter Nicholas Walters 14 months ago, dropping the World Boxing Association Featherweight title in Los Angeles, California.
After his embarrassing defeat up against the undefeated fighter, Donaire promised to return solid in the realm of boxing when he stopped Brazilian William Prado in the second round last March in Manila and also followed it up with one more striking stoppage of Frenchman Anthony Settoul in the second round at Macau in July.
Although “The Filipino Flash” stood a strong showing in his last two bouts, he admits that that he needs the win this Friday night versus the 24-year-old Mexican fighter Cesar Juarez.