Nonito Donaire: Pacquiao on points

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Phil D. Jay
WBN Editor

Fellow Filipino says speed is the key for “Pacman”

With just over 36 hours to go until the mega-fight between seven-weight world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquaio and three-weight title winner “Sugar” Shane Mosley at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, unified bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire has stated his big-fight prediction.

The 28 year-old, who is yet to finalize his next fight date after a contract wrangle with his promoters Top Rank, believes that the WBO welterweight title fight will the go full twelve rounds, with his fellow countryman coming out on top with a unanimous points victory on Saturday night.

“That's going to be a hell of a fight,” Donarie told

“I think Pacquiao is going to get it. Mosley is a tough fighter but I see it as speed and offense for Manny Pacquiao all the way through for a unanimous decision.

"Mosley is going to try to do his last hurrah," he explained. "I think that Mosley, he can still bring it out there. He still has the speed and the power, definitely. But I think that Manny has this incredible speed as well as power."

Nonito Donaire still tight with Golden Boy; spotted ringside at Maidana-Morales

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Source: Chris Robinson |

Nonito DonairePhoto: Nonito Donaire at Las Vegas
Photo: Chris Robinson
During Paulie Malignaggi's ten round decision over Jose Miguel Cotto, I eyed a familiar individual covering the action. Camera in tow, as he is an avid fan of film himself, Nonito Donaire Jr. could be found ringside as Malignaggi maneuvered his way to his second victory as a welterweight contender.

Donaire of course made headlines last month by attempting to break free of his promotional ties to Top Rank in signing an exclusive deal with Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions. The matter was taken to court and judge Daniel Weinstein ruled that Top Rank's contract was still binding and that Golden Boy was prohibitied from promoting him for the near future.

It's definitely a touchy subject and you would hate to see a guy like Donaire become inactive over this but he obviously isn't looking to distance himself from Golden Boy, who is staging the 'Action Heroes' event tonight inside of the MGM Grand, headlined by Marcos Maidana facing off with Erik Morales. It's been said that Donaire is looking to appeal Weinstein's ruling, as Golden Boy has been adamant about their belief in Donaire.

Donaire refused to comment on the issue and is obviously going to be laying low for a while. If anything it was great to see the bantamweight champion smiling and around the sport he loves best.

Nonito Donaire to Serve as a Ringside Photographer

Unified bantamweight champ Nonito Donaire will be ringside at this week’s ESPN Friday Night Fights, which takes place at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.  No, Donaire, who’s coming off a spectacular knockout win over Fernando Montiel, won’t be lacing up the gloves, instead he’ll be going to work in a different field.
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Donaire (26-1, 18 KOs), who’s been taking up photography in his free time, will be joining 3MoreRounds repoter Ryan Bates to serve as the guest photographer for  Fight fans may have noticed Donaire shooting the fights as recently as the April 9 card in Las Vegas, headlined by Erik Morales vs. Marcos Maidana.  A favorite hobby of his, Donaire hopes to continue showing off other interesting talents.
This Friday’s card will feature Carlos Molina, making his second appearance at the venue, taking on Allan Conyers in the 10-round junior middleweight main event.  Also on the card will be Rances Barthelemy (11-0, 9 KO’s), and Texas lightweight Hylon Williams Jr., (13-0, 3 KOs) in separate bouts.