Donaire told to take care and retire

first_imgThere was no single cry for an encore after the failed performance. All three judges scored it 117-111 for Irishman Carl Frampton.Donaire, who fought and lost at 126 pounds, said he would be fighting on, possibly in the lighter super bantamweight division.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownDonaire himself admitted failure. He praised his foe, readily adding Frampton’s size advantage made a lot of difference. He said he was unable to carry out his game plan.Donaire was outfoxed and outfought by a sharp, strong and superb tactician. After last Sunday’s defeat in Belfast, fans and experts were quick to advise Nonito Donaire  Jr. to  look after himself and start thinking about leaving boxing for good.Sorry, but it seemed Donaire, 35, and visibly older, had already decided to fight on, even before the all revealing unanimous verdict was announced.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I thought it was a lot closer than how the judges saw it,” Donaire said. “If it were in the USA or the Philippines, I would have played my boxing game and not try to chase Frampton down.”He had a quick shower, changed to a bright happy outfit before reporting to a popular pub. He invited the whole of Belfast to join him in merry-making.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Bell rings for Petron in semis LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Said  Philboxing.com founder  Dong Secuya very early last Sunday: “Talo si Nonito (Nonito lost), 117-111 from all 3 judges. Frampton was stronger and Nonito has aged.”Out there in Los Angeles, the ever helpful Dr. Ed de la Vega, who loves assisting Filipino boxers fighting around Las Vegas and California, readily suggested Donaire should start looking for a new job.“He doesn’t have the same abilities anymore; sorely lacking was the fabulous defense crafted by his father, Nonito Sr.,” Dr. Ed explained.Maybe Donaire was in better shape on Sunday than when he clashed with Jamaican Axman Nicolas Walters, who stopped him in six a few years ago.He never got going and was severely crushed by Walters.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View commentslast_img read more