A BETTER grasp of he is as a person and as a fighter has been the main difference in his game of late, this was shared by World Boxing Organization super bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire recently.
In a press conference held last week for his title defense against Hungarian Zsolt Bedak later this month, the 33-year-old Donaire said that even in this stage of his career, change has dawned upon him and it has been having a huge influence on how he now views his trade and life in general.
Following a telling loss to Jamaican Nicholas Walters in October 2014, where he lost the World Boxing Association super featherweight title by way of a sixth-round technical knockout, the Bohol native has racked up three straight victories, the last one coming at the expense of Mexican Cesar Juarez last December to win the vacant WBO super bantamweight title.
He credits largely a “realization” both professionally and personally for his recent career resurgence.
“I think it (the loss) made me realize what is important in life. The change in mind-set has led me to enjoying every moment that I have in training, knowing I won’t able to do this all my life. It is also about being grateful that I have the opportunity to better myself and rise, walk, and breathe and spend time with my family and be the best at what I’m doing,” said Mr. Donaire.