Donaire to fight in Manila

Filipino American boxer Nonito Donaire's next fight will take place in Manila on 28 March.

The five-division world champion will be moving back down to super bantamweight for the fight, after losing two out of his last four fights. 

Donaire will reportedly fight a Mexican at the Mall of Asia Arena, however, the 32-year-old says he is not bothered about who his eventual opponent will be.

He said: "I'll fight whoever they put in front of me. I feel good, I am training with my Dad."

Last week Donaire's manager Cameron Dunkin confirmed the weight change to ESPN. 

He said: "That's what we are trying to do and he's going to fight at 122 We've talked about it but don't know who we are going to fight yet. But Nonito wants to fight and we'll get him fighting again. He knows he can't fight at that weight [126 pounds]. He can beat a lot of featherweights, don't get me wrong. But he's used to beating everyone and being the best. He's going back to 122 where he can do that." 

One fighter Donaire is unlikely to fight is super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux. The pair met in 2013 and the Cuban won a decision victory.

Rigondeaux is still unimpressed with his former opponent though. 

He said: "Who said Donaire was a fighter? Who? I want you guys to tell me who said Donaire was fighter? He's an embarrassment. That's what happens when he gets thrown in with awful fighters. At 126 pounds, he gets busted by Walters. At 122 pounds he gets busted by El Chacal [Rigondeaux]. 

"When I fought against Donaire at Radio City I weighed 125 pounds, how much did he weigh 142 pounds? How many divisions, not pounds, divisions, was he above me, and I still beat him."

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