Nonito Donaire has made a big name for himself in the boxing world and at 38, will be looking to rejuvenate his career when he takes on WBC champion Nordine Oubaali on the 29th of May in Carson, California.
Donaire is at the point, where many professionals will consider hanging up their gloves but He doesn’t only want to dethrone Oubaali, He wants to unify the bantamweight division before even considering retirement, which pushes retirement far away into the unknown.
If Donaire defeats Oubaali on Saturday, then his next target could be getting a rematch with with Nagoya Inoue or possible try another one with Guillermo Rigondeaux.
“I have a dream which is to be the undisputed bantamweight champion, and at 38-years-old I think I am capable of doing it. The first step is on May 29 against Nordine Oubaali, a good fighter, but he’s never faced an opponent like me, and then we are definitely going to pursue a rematch with Inoue and gather the rest of the belts,” said Donaire.
Nonito Donaire has been out of the ring since losing a decision to Inoue in the final of the World boxing super series back in 2019. A fight he lost via unanimous decision and Injuries, which included broken nose and orbital bone. He was stopped in the eight round of that fight and definitely will want to run it again with the champ.
Oubaali on the other hand, has also been inactive from that same date, when he enjoyed a victory in the undercard of the Inoue-Donaire fight.
“I feel good, at 38-years-old I have had to change some things, take good care of my diet, train much better, but if I continue to feel this way, I will be able to fight for 5 or 10 more years. I want to achieve many things, but first I have to show what I can do on May 29. We are ready to give a great fight and show that I am better than Oubaali. Without a doubt I believe that I am capable of knocking him out,” said Donaire.