Thursday, March 09, 2017

Nonito Donaire is no longer with Top Rank

34 years old 4-time division world champion Nonito Donaire was pulled off by the top rank.

“Nonito, we had nothing big for him,” said Arum to “He’s gone to the Philippines, and he’s made a deal with a network to fight over in the Philippines. Yeah, we told him he can do that because when we have something for him against Oscar Valdez or Magdaleno later on, he can come back and we’ll offer him the fight. But we don’t have a fight for him in the interim for the purses that he’s used to,” said Arum.

Donaire who have been defeated by Jessie Magdaleno last year is now a free agent, Arum just chose Magdaleno as his fighter because the American-Mexican current champion is much younger and much stronger than the Filipino.

Donaire However said,

“I fought my way there and conquered whatever I had to. I am very excited about the future. There's uncertainty but there is also opportunity,”.

“The phones have been going crazy the past couple of days. I am getting calls from everywhere—international, East Coast, West Coast. There are a lot of opportunities out there for me. There are a lot of big names out there I could go against.

Nonito Donaire who got most of his belt with Top Rank is now finally disconnected from the promotions after 8 years.