Exclusive: Nonito Donaire returns to training at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard and claims ‘This is where I want to be’

Nonito Donaire inside of the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

1 (2)

By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday afternoon, former multi-division world champion Nonito ‘Filipino Flash’ Donaire stopped by his trainer Robert Garcia’s personal gym in Oxnard, Calif., to finish up camp ahead of his Nov. 9 rematch with Vic Darchinyan.

Speaking to HustleBoss.com shortly before his workout, the 30-year old Donaire expressed just how motivated he was to again be inside one of the top gyms in the sport as he looks to rebound from his disappointing loss this past April to Cuban marvel Guillermo Rigondeaux.

“It’s always great, man,” said Donaire. “You see all the champions. You see everybody here. This is where you’ve got to be.”

While Donaire was initially spotted inside of the gym late last month, his visit was short-lived, as he would end up heading back to his home base of Las Vegas to do some work with his father, Nonito Donaire Sr.

While it has been well-documented just how estranged the relationship between father and son has been in the past, Donaire claims that they didn’t skip a beating in reforming their bond.

“It was good to reconnect,” Donaire added. “It wasn’t awkward, it wasn’t anything. It’s just like, we’re back together like we never left or never went through all of that.

As far as what he expects from the remainder of camp, Donaire insists that Garcia’s stable of champions and prospects will give him the push he needs.

“Get in shape,” Donaire stated. “These guys are really tough guys. That’s why I want to be here. This is where I want to be.”

Following his interview, Donaire would spar four lively rounds with WBA interim featherweight champion Jesus Cuellar as half of the gym watched on.

Expect more updates from Donaire’s training in the coming days.

CHECK  BELOW to access exclusive photos of Nonito Donaire’s tough sparring session with WBA champion Jesus Cuellar as well as other updates from the boxing world…

NEXT photo30_grittyNEXT photo

Nonito Donaire opens up on returning to Oxnard, Pacquiao vs. Rios, and Ruslan Provodnikov

IMG_9597 (2)...

Robert Garcia speaks on Donaire’s return and reveals why the Darchinyan rematch could be dangerous

25 (2)

In-depth interview with Ruslan Provodnikov after the Alvarado fight: ‘I made him give up’

Alvarado_Provodnikov_131019_002a (3)

Marcos Maidana stepping up the intensity in training for his clash with Adrien Broner

IMG_9473 (2)

Brandon Rios puzzled by Mike Alvarado’s loss to Provodnikov; wonders if he didn’t train right

IMG_9597 (2)

Tony Weeks reveals what went on in Alvarado’s corner and why he stopped his fight vs. Provodnikov

Alvarado_Provodnikov_131019_001a (3)

David Rodela shares insight into the real Manny Pacquiao and reveals why Rios may be in trouble

250327349fe2f75608ac6b289a2410f4

Marcos Maidana talks Bradley-Marquez, his training for Broner, and comments from Danny Garcia

IMG_9439 (2)

Shawn Porter planning to break Devon Alexander down to the body; says he may knock him out

IMG_9294 (2)

J’Leon Love (15-0, 8 KO’s) sparring Andrew Tabiti (1-0, 1 KO) at the Mayweather Boxing Club

IMG_9321 (2)

Chris Robinson can be reached at Trimond@aol.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>