NONITO “The Filipino” Flash Donaire (37-3, 24 KOs) will fight on the Manny Pacquiao – Jessie Vargas undercard, according to Top Rank chief, Bob Arum. The report, which was featured on ABS-CBN, is welcome news to Filipino fight fans in the Las Vegas Area and worldwide.
“We are looking to do something really spectacular for all Filipino people,” Arum said to the Filipino news outlet. “When we made the fight, one of the reasons why we are in Thomas and Mack, it sets up so that we can have more than 6,000 seats that we are charging 50 dollars from, so that the Filipinos who come here, who usually watch it on closed circuit, can watch it (in person) for as low as 50 dollars.”
No opponent has been finalized for Donaire but Arum singled out undefeated Jessie Magdaleno (23-0, 17 KOs), a Las Vegas native, as a possibility.