Donaire wants to correct his 'weaknesses'
MANILA, Philippines – Former world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. said he and his team are already correcting his weaknesses ahead of his rematch with Vic Darchiyan.
The boxer discovered one of those mistakes during his unanimous 12-round decision loss to Guillermo Rigondeaux last April.
“The mistake was motivation,” Donaire told the Los Angeles Times.
“It’s time to get better, correct that mistake. We’re correcting it slowly, getting better all the time. It was like I was just walking without direction.”
Other factors that led to his defeat, he said, were his lack of movement and inconsistency with his jabs.
“I hit a wall and kept walking instead of going left or going around. I didn’t use the jab. I was relying on one thing: the left hook. We’re trying to correct that with combinations and intelligence,” said the Filipino Flash.
Donaire said this is one of the reasons he included his father and former trainer to his team. He hopes his dad will be able to bring back his boxing IQ.
“My dad has come in to fix everything and get me back to my old ways,” Donaire said. “He’s helping me get my legs and intelligence back."