Donaire is Pushed, Motivated To Struggle His Manner To Rematch With Inoue

Nonito Donaire sees John Riel Casimero not solely as his probability to unleash, however as the following step on the way in which to supremacy within the bantamweight division.

As beforehand reported by, the WBC / WBO bantamweight title between the 2 highly effective Filipinos is formally scheduled for August 14th. Donaire (41-6, 27KOs) is changing former featherweight junior linear champion Guillermo Rigondeaux, who was pulled out of the fray solely to current a extra engaging and significant matchup with Casimero, who’s the second protection of his WBO title Tried at bantamweight.

The 38-year-old Donaire enjoys a fast turnaround after his knockout within the spherical of 16 in opposition to undefeated Nordine Oubaali on Might 29 to start his third bantamweight title reign. True to his phrase to search for unification fights for his subsequent two fights, the legendary Fil-Am famous person can have his want in opposition to the harmful blow Casimero (30-4, 21KOs) granted.

“He is a robust man. I like energy, ”Donaire instructed ESPN’s Bernardo Osuna whereas he was knocking out former rival Naoya Inoue in opposition to Michael Dasmarinas at Virgin Lodges Las Vegas within the third spherical. “I wish to make issues thrilling.

“It is gonna be a fucking struggle”

Donaire is normally concerned in such issues, no larger instance than his struggle with Inoue in November 2019, during which he dropped a transparent however hard-won unanimous resolution in Saitama, Japan. The bout ended Donaire’s WBA bantamweight title reign, with Inoue including the belt to a set that already included the IBF title he snatched a bout earlier in a knockout of the final 16 from undefeated Emmanuel Rodriguez.

Since their struggle on the stage of the Battle of the Yr, Donaire wished nothing greater than a second assault on Inoue. Successful the WBC belt was the step in the suitable course he was in search of, believing {that a} title-unifying win over Casimero might solely lead to a rematch with Inoue for the undisputed bantamweight championship.

“Some individuals name me loopy about issues, however I like this struggle and I wish to repeat it,” says Donaire. “It drives me, motivates and evokes me. That wakes me up early and I get pleasure from being within the gymnasium. “

Jake Donovan is a senior author for Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

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