- Nonito Donaire made history as he became the oldest bantamweight champion in boxing history after his fight yesterday with Nordine Oubaali
- The boxer thanked his wife, Rachel Donaire, for being an essential factor in his victory
- According to Nonito, his critics doubted he could win a world title at the age of 38
- He wrote that age is just a number and that he and Rachel can succeed despite having doubters and against all odds
Nonito Donaire became the oldest bantamweight champion in boxing history after his fight yesterday.
He defeated France’s Nordine Oubaali via technical knockout in the fourth round in their WBC Bantamweight Championship fight yesterday at the Dignity Sports Health Park venue in California.
In his viral Instagram post, Nonito thanked his wife, Rachel Donaire, for being an essential factor in his victory.
He also addressed his critics who doubted he could win a world title at the age of 38.
The Filipino Flash wrote that age is just a number and that he and Rachel can succeed despite having doubters and against all odds.
“To my wife, Rachel. You are the head trainer, you are the strength trainer, you are strategy, you are my voice my everything. We did it, my queen.
“Odds were against us, like they always are. Doubters waiting in the wings. But your faith in pushed me through. I love you all.
“My parting words:. Age is a number. An 80 year old can be in a wheelchair or can be running marathons. HEALTH is WEALTH. PERIOD...and the story continues,” he wrote on Instagram.
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In 2019, Naoya Inoue defeated Donaire in their world title fight in Japan. Their fight was later considered as the “Fight of the Year” as the older warrior displayed courage in giving Inoue the toughest fight of his life.
Donaire also made news months ago when had to drop out of a fight after testing positive for COVID-19. He was scheduled to have a boxing match against a Puerto Rican opponent named Emmanuel Rodriguez but the fight was ultimately canceled.
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Nonito Donaire Jr. is a Filipino-American boxer known as The Filipino Flash. He has held world titles in four weight divisions and is considered as one of the greatest Filipino boxers in history, having defeated elite fighters such as Vic Darchinyan and Fernando Montiel.
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