Nonito Donaire a likely future Hall of Famer will be dropping down eight pounds and fighting at a weight he hasn’t fought at since out-pointing Omar Navarez back in 2011. His last fight came against Carl Frampton at featherweight in April where he performed well but lost a clear decision.
At 35 years of age one has to wonder how the weight cut will effect Donaire not to mention the stacked young talent he’ll be going against.
Regardless it’ll be interesting to see how he fares once the tournament kicks off. It should be an explosive tournament from beginning to its conclusion.
Comosa’s Chief Boxing Officer, Kalle Sauerland, “Donaire is a legend in the game and an amazing addition to the Ali Trophy action. He has fought in various divisions, but will look at his very best in the 118lb line-up because of exceptionally fast hand speed and terrific punching power.”
Three weight classes will feature in Season II of the World Boxing Super Series with two categories, Bantamweight and Super Lightweight, already announced.