02/01/2012 - 20.57.55


Donaire aims to inspire children of the world in next fight

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AFTER wearing a pink gloves in his previous fight to support breast cancer awareness, Nonito ‘The Filipino Flash’ Donaire Jr. said he would like to dedicate his next bout against Puerto Rican champion Wilfredo Vasquez Jr. on February 4 in San Antonio Texas for the WBO super bantamweight crown, to children around the world.

Nonito Donaire Jr. AFP FILE PHOTO


The 28-year-old Donaire (27-1 win-loss slate and 18 knockouts), the World Boxing Organization and World Boxing Council bantamweight champion, said he wants to motivate and inspire children to attain excellence in whatever they do.

“I want to inspire kids who don’t believe in themselves, to inspire people to do the best in what they do because when you do your best, you can always accomplish, regardless of who you are,” Donaire told Chris Robinson of the boxing site Las Vegas Boxing

“That’s one thing I want to bring out there, to inspire people out there to do their best. They can always find something at the end of the rainbow or at the end of the road. They will never regret if they do their best. I want to be the best of what I can be. From growing up, for a kid who never had anything, I’ve accomplished a lot,” he added.

Donaire said he would do everything to knockout Vasquez. At the same time, he wants to give the crowd a good fight unlike his last bout against Narvaez.

“I want it to look spectacular,” Donaire said but stressed he would never underestimate Vasquez’s superb boxing skills.

“He’s [Vasquez] the type of kid that gets better every time he gets into that ring,” Donaire told “He never had amateur experience but he became a world champion because he gets better and he learns.”