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Is there any more Nonito Donaire can accomplish?

Nonito Donaire
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A panel of experts react to Nonito Donaire's latest achievement

Sunny Edwards
IBF flyweight champion

Donaire reminded us again how great he is. At this weight he’s not showing any signs of going anywhere fast – I’d like to see the Inoue fight again.

Kal Yafai
Former WBA titlist

Donaire has achieved so much it’s hard to bet against him. The oldest bantamweight world champion in history and looking for more. I’m sure he will continue to be in some great fights with the other champions. And I look forward to getting in the mix myself.

Sam Maxwell
Super-lightweight contender

What a guy. Absolutely superb. There’s not much more he can do now. He’s unreal, that’s his proper weight, he’s really good. I remember Oubaali from the amateurs. He was brilliant as well. That is inspirational.

Lisa Whiteside
Commonwealth Games gold medallist

Nonito Donaire has had a fantastic career, recently winning WBC bantamweight title at 38! Winning titles from flyweight up to featherweight, he has been consistently world class. He has nothing left to prove a true Hall of Famer.

Andy Clarke
Commentator and podcaster

A well-timed exit from the sport that sees him go out at the very top is the only thing left for him to accomplish now. This most recent chapter of his career back down at bantamweight has been extraordinary but at 38 I don’t want to see him box on much longer.

Read our account of Nonito Donaire’s triumph here

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