News | Apr 09 2019

World Boxing Super Series update

Donaire relishes Tete unification, while a reserve will be on stand by for the Josh Taylor vs Ivan Baranchyk World Boxing Super Series semi-final
Nonito Donaire
Carl Frampton & Nonito Donaire Weigh-In  |  Action Images/Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

THIS much we know. The World Boxing Super Series semi-finals are looming. The first set of semi-finals take place later this month on April 27 in America, when Regis Prograis fights Kiryl Relikh, the WBA super-lightweight champion, with Nonito Donaire meeting fearsome Zolani Tete in a WBA and WBO bantamweight unification on the same bill at the Cajun Dome in Lafayette.

“Tete is a formidable opponent. He is tall, he is fast, he is slick,” Donaire admitted. “But I am a fighter that can fight any kind of style. I can’t wait to the to show the crowd what we’ve been working on.

“I believe the major difference is building upon what we had in the [Ryan] Burnett fight. I made sure to continue to stay disciplined with my diet and continue to be at the gym. As I said, it wasn’t completely 100% boxing throughout and we did implement training outside of the boxing gym and different drills as well. We made sure to have rest when needed so we could turn it up in these last couple weeks.”


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