Nonito Donaire knows how dangerous Toshiaki Nishioka is but the reigning WBO and IBF super bantamweight champion says that he will be ready to take the fight out of the Japanese warrior.
Donaire, who will defend his title and will try to add the WBC Diamond Title to his closet on October 13 in California, said that he will be setting up Nishioka because he knows that he can’t take him out with a single punch.
In interview with CSN Bay Area’s Ryan Maquinana, Donaire said: “It will definitely take more than just a left hook to take this guy out. Looking at Andre Ward’s fight with Chad Dawson, we can do something like that. Setting up, and taking away his weapon. It definitely needs to be done in different ways. Different angles, different punches, just setting up the whole thing with Nishioka.”
When asked about his training regime less than a month before their highly-anticipated showdown, the “Filipino Flash” confidently answered that their training camp has been great and they are currently in the point of adding more rounds of sparring to reach perfect shape in time for the fight.
Donaire also took time to hit his doubters, who are continuously criticizing him for not arranging a fight against fellow super bantamweight champions like Guillermo Rigondeaux and Abner Mares despite the two fighter’s desire to face him.
In response to the criticisms thrown against him, the Filipino champion remarked: “Critics will always be critics. That’s why they’re called critics. With me, everybody has their opinion. I have my own opinion. I think the guy that I’ve been looking for in this division was Nishioka from the beginning; unless Rigondeaux or Mares prove themselves worthy of it. If that’s the case, I’m always willing to fight them.”
Donaire is scheduled to have his public workout this Saturday at the Undisputed Gym in California.