Donaire feels good working with dad again
MANILA – Nonito Donaire Jr. said he feels good working with his father again after ending their bitter feud, which began in 2009.
Nonito Jr. trained under his father Nonito Sr. in Las Vegas before heading to Oxnard, California for a more intensive training under his head coach Robert Garcia.
“It was good to reconnect,” the former world champion said in an interview with Hustle Boss.
“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.
It was his father who introduced Nonito Jr. to boxing. The two, however, parted ways after a personal misunderstanding.
Following his decision loss to Cuba’s Guillermo Rigondeaux last April, the “Filipino Flash” decided to reunite with his father.
The two began working together again for Nonito Jr.’s bout against Vic Darchinyan, a boxer the Filipino Flash knocked out in 2007.
Meanwhile, Nonito Jr. said he’ll make the most of his stay in Garcia’s Oxnard gym.
There, he will be pitted against some of the toughest boxers who will help him prepare against Darchinyan.
“It’s always great, man,” said Nonito Jr. “You see all the champions. You see everybody here. This is where you’ve got to be.”