Nonito Donaire has always moved well in the ring, but he makes no attempt to dance around the question that looms over his boxing career.
Yes, the man who has held world titles in four weight divisions freely admits Friday night’s fight is a make-or-break moment for his storied career.
“It’s a must-win,” Donaire said of the approaching confrontation with Mexico’s Cesar Juarez on on truTV’s MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout card. “I think from this moment on, every fight is a must-win fight.”
At the age of 33, Donaire must prove he’s still worthy of a place on the marquee, no matter how many times The Filipino Flash has won in the past.
That status was put in doubt when Jamaica’s Nicholas Walters drubbed Donaire (35-3, 23 KOs) with a sixth-round TKO in October 2014. Donaire has since won a pair of TKOs but knows there are doubts about whether he still deserves elite billing and big-name opponents. The first crack in his air of invincibility came in 2013, when Guillermo Rigondeaux ended Donaire’s 30-bout winning streak on a unanimous decision. (Click Here to Read More)