World super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (29-1-0, 18KOs) expressed his excitement with his upcoming title defense and the fighter dubbed as “The Filipino Flash” is eager to start training.
In an interview with Manila Standard Today columnist Ronnie Nathanielz, Donaire said that he is planning to train two months, which he believe is enough to defend his WBO and IBF title against Japanese Toshiaki Nishioka (39-4-3, 24KOs) on October 13 at the Home Depot Center.
“I am getting into shape fast because I don’t do any of the bad stuff, like drinking,” Donaire told Nathanielz. “I ran for 40 minutes this morning and I didn’t even get tired. I know I’m going to get into shape fast and my body is accepting all the training we do.”
Nishioka, the former WBC bantamweight and super bantamweight champion and WBC champion emeritus, has already started training, but Donaire is confident about his current shape and he is not concern with the early training advantage of his Japanese foe.
“I will be more than 100% by the time everything goes and I’ll be ready by then,” Donaire said. “There are others who train for three or four months and I train for a month and a half, but I train hard and have no distractions or vices.”
Donaire is coming off a sensational with over South African champion Jeffrey Mathebula in their title-unification bout last month, while Nishioka hasn’t fought recently, but has not been defeated for the past eight years.
Nishioka, who is described by Top Rank boss Bob Arum as the toughest fighter Donaire will face yet, is ranked as the no.1 super bantamweight in the Ring Magazine rankings – a title that will also be in the line in their showdown on October in Carson, California.
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