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Nonito Donaire Ready To Become Former Self

Nonito Donaire, right, is still regarded as one of the top talents in the world (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Vitali Shaposhnikov

Once upon a time, there was a bantamweight boxing sensation Nonito Donaire (34-3, 22 KO’s).

The reason for the past tense, is because the new, current Donaire has been feeling like he is no longer the fighter that he used to be in the past. Knowing that, he is trying hard to get back to the old Donaire, the unstoppable one.

Photos: Nicholas Walters knocks out Nonito Donaire in the sixth round

Photos from the Stubhub Center in Carson, Calif. as WBA featherweight champion Nicholas Walters (25-0, 21 KO’s) pounds out a savage sixth round knockout over multi-division world titlist Nonito Donaire (33-3, 21 KO’s) on HBO’s airwaves. Walters had a little trouble with Donaire’s speed and movement early but he registered a knockdown in the third round and landed a right hand three rounds later that dropped Donaire and finished the fight.

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Nonito Donaire and Nicholas Walters ready for battle [Weigh-in Coverage]

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HustleBoss.com steps inside of the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. as featherweight champions Nonito Donaire (33-2, 21 KO’s) and Nicholas Walters (24-0, 20 KO’s) weigh in ahead of their clash for the WBA featherweight title.

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Photos: Nonito Donaire defeats Simpiwe Vetyeka via technical decision in Macau, China

Photos from the Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China, as former multi-division titlist Nonito Donaire wins a  five-round technical decision over Simpiwe Vetyeka to capture the WBA featherweight championship of the world. Donaire dropped Vetyeka in the fourth round and the bout went to the scorecards one frame later due to a cut over the Fil-Am star’s left eye.

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Nonito Donaire vs. Vic Darchinyan II: Donaire overcomes a game Vic; scores 9th round TKO

A live update from Corpus Christi, Texas as the ‘Filipino Flash’ Nonito Donaire returned to the ring on HBO’s airwaves following his unanimous decision loss to Guillermo Rigondeaux. On this night, Donaire stopped Vic Darchinyan in the 9th round of their rematch despite a game effort from Darchinyan

Nonito Donaire beast mode on the mitts before Vic Darchinyan rematch [Behind the scenes footage]

Behind the scenes coverage as assistant trainer Brian Schwartz hits the mitts with former multi-division champion Nonito Donaire moments before the ‘Filipino Flash’ faces off with Vic Darchinyan in an HBO rematch

Nonito Donaire vs. Vic Darchinyan II Offical Weigh-in from Corpus Christi, Tex. ahead of HBO rematch

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Repoter Sergio Venegas was on hand in Corpus Christi, Tex. as rivals and former champs Nonito Donaire and Vic Darchinyan weighed in ahead of their rematch at 126 pounds. Check out the video to see what each man weighed and how they looked

Photos: Nonito Donaire and Vic Darchinyan both make weight ahead of heated rematch

Nonito Donaire and Vic Darchinyan both make weight in Corpus Christi, Tex.

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Photos courtesy of Chris Farina (Top Rank) / Article by Chris Robinson

Moments ago in Corpus Christi, Tex. rivals and former champions Nonito Donaire and Vic Darchinyan both made weight ahead of their grudge rematch on HBO. Donaire hit the scales at 125.25 pounds while Darchinyan was 125.75 pounds.

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Donaire stopped Darchinyan in five rounds in July of 2007 in one of the year’s biggest upsets and the Armenian slugger has been calling for a rematch ever since.

Nonito Donaire sharpening his mitt skills with his father Nonito Sr. as Darchinyan rematch looms

More coverage from the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, Calif. as former multi-division world champion Nonito Donaire (31-2, 20 KO’s) hits the mitts with his father Nonito Sr. on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Donaire faces off with the always-tough Vic Darchinyan in an HBO-televised rematch on Nov. 9

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)

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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.

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

Chris Robinson catches up with former multi-division world champion Nonito Donaire (31-2, 20 KO’s) inside of the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, Calif., as he speaks on his return to the gym ahead of his Nov. 9 rematch with Vic Darchinyan. Donaire also discusses the Nov. 23 Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios event as well as

Nonito Donaire returns to the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy to finish up camp for Darchinyan

An all-access look inside of the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, CA, as former multi-division world champion Nonito Donaire returns to camp to finish up training ahead of his Nov. 9 HBO rematch with Vic Darchinyan

Exclusive photos: Nonito Donaire sparring with WBA champ Jesus Cuellar at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy

Continue on to the slideshow for an all-access look at former multi-division champion Nonito Donaire (31-2, 20 KO’s) putting in some rounds with interim WBA featherweight champion Jesus Cuellar (23-1, 18 KO’s) of Argentina.

Donaire faces off with Vic Darchinyan in an HBO-televised rematch on Nov. 9.

All photos courtesy of Chris Robinson (www.HustleBoss.com)

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Nonito Donaire on possibly facing Lomachenko in the near future and Bradley vs. Marquez

In this video, former multi-division champion Nonito Donaire speaks ahead of his Nov. 9 return against Vic Darchinyan. Donaire shares his thoughts on amateur star Vasyl Lomachenko turning professional and possibly facing him as well as breaking down Tim Bradley vs. Juan Manuel Marquez

Nonito Donaire reveals who he thinks can actually challenge Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather following his victory over Saul Alvarez last month in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Floyd Mayweather very well may be coming off of a virtuoso performance on Sept. 14 in Las Vegas, where he dominated a very dangerous Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez over twelve rounds, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be a few struggles for the sport’s pound for pound king as he moves forward in his career.

Simply put, Mayweather was so sharp against Alvarez that his performance not only beguiled his 36 years of age, it also left the boxing public wondering who exactly is left on the horizon that can actually challenge him.

Sharing his thoughts on Mayweather’s latest outing, former multi-division titlist Nonito Donaire was quick to give praise.

“He’s an amazing fighter,” Donaire stated. “As much as you may not like Floyd or anything like that, Floyd has the right to brag. He has the right to say whatever he wants. Because he’s on top.”

Nonito Donaire feels Austin Trout can give Mayweather a fight; admits he wa surprised by Danny Garcia

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Chris Robinson continues the dialogue with former multi-division world champion Nonito Donaire (31-2, 20 KO’s), as she speaks on Floyd Mayweather’s impressive shutout victory over Saul Alvarez while showing praise to Danny Garcia for his victory on the undercard vs. Lucas Matthysse

Nonito Donaire on sparring in Oxnard, regaining his drive, getting older, a rematch with Rigondeaux

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Chris Robinson catches up with former multi-division world champion Nonito Donaire during his first week of training in Oxnard, CA. Hear what Donaire had to say about his new gym, his sparring with prospect Rudy Ochoa, his rematch with Vic Darchinyan, and much more

Nonito Donaire goes in-depth on his training in Oxnard, trying to regain his drive, the importance of a Rigondeaux rematch, and more

Nonito Donaire following his training in Oxnard, Calif. (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

If you walk into trainer Robert Garcia’s personal gym in Oxnard, Calif. late in the afternoon these days you will be able to spot a new face in the facility, as former multi-division world champion Nonito Donaire has dived back into training.

Donaire is coming off of a unanimous decision loss to Cuba’s Guillermo Rigondeaux this past April and will be looking to get back on track come Nov. 9 with his rematch against Armenia’s Vic Darchinyan.

And while Garcia has been in the corner of Donaire for nearly four years, this marks the first time that the Fil-Am star has left the comforts of his training bases in Northern California to embark on a full-fledged regimen in Oxnard.

Following an intense sparring session with upcoming prospect Rudy Ochoa, I was able to sit down with Donaire and pick his brain on a variety of subjects.

Robert Garcia says Nonito Donaire is better than ever; training camp to start in Oxnard soon

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The dialogue between trainer Robert Garcia and Chris Robinson of www.HustleBoss.com continues, as he reveals what it was like crossing paths with Nonito in Texas recently for a press conference ahead of the Nov. 9 HBO-televised rematch with Vic Darchinyan. Garcia says Donaire looks better than ever and says training camp with start soon in Oxnard, Calif.

Nonito Donaire seems open to the idea of training in Oxnard, Calif. ahead of his rematch with Darchinyan

Nonito Donaire at the Texas Station in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

Not much has been heard from former multi-division champion Nonito Donaire following his unanimous decision loss to Guillermo Rigondeaux in April.

Facing off with the slick Cuban inside of the Radio City Music Hall in New York, Donaire had trouble figuring out Rigondeaux’s southpaw style and was a dealt his first defeat in over 12 years.

Having had a successful shoulder surgery weeks later and with his wife Rachel expected to give birth to the couple’s first child any day now, Donaire’s spirits are again upbeat as he eyes a rematch later this year with Armenia’s Vic Darchinyan in an effort to get his career back on track.

“I feel good man,” Donaire told me as we spoke inside of the Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas on Friday night during ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights” telecast.