Filipino flyweight prospect Joebert Alvarez will take a significant step-up in competition on Saturday when he faces WBO/WBA beltholder Juan Estrada in a non-title match in Estrada’s hometown of Hermosillo, Mexico. Alvarez’s trainer Nonito Donaire Sr. says he’s ready.
Nonito Donaire Sr., who recently reunited with his son, Nonito Donaire Jr., as a trainer, says the veteran four-division titleholder still has a lot of fight left and will prove it against one of the most feared featherweights in the sport, Nicholas Walters, on Oct. 18.
Nonito Donaire Sr. says that he and his son, three-division titleholder Nonito Donaire Jr., have reconciled their differences after several years of separation, the trainer told Solar Sports. The birth of Donaire Jr.’s son helped repair their acrimonious split.
Jundy Maraon will climb into the ring for only the second time in four years when he faces fellow unbeaten bantamweight Juan Carlos Payano in the main event of this week’s Friday Night Fights on ESPN2. The scheduled 12-round bout is billed as a WBA title eliminator.