Despite his 38 years, Nonito Donaire He feels physically full and has rediscovered his youth in the face of the fight with the French Nordine oubaali for the title rooster of the CMB, to be played this Saturday, May 29, at the Dignity Sports Park from Carson, California.
“I feel like a young boy in heart, mind and body,” he commented. Grace to Lance Pugmire from The Athletic. “There is no age parameter in my head. I don’t think I’ll be 39 soon, (Manny) Pacquiao It’s like me. We don’t think about age, only about going out and putting on a great show ”.
The Filipino will return after almost a year and a half of inactivity, after losing the opportunity for the belts AMB Y FIB when he was defeated by the Japanese Naoya inoue on the Saitama Super Arena.
Despite the defeat, Grace managed to cause damage to one of the best freelancers today, a situation that motivates him to face Oubaali.
“The broken orbital of Inoue it just shows how powerful I really am ”, he considered. “He said at the time that he would make me run and I did the same as him. I know that Oubaali He’s never going to hit me harder than I hit him. As soon as I feel my power, it won’t be a tank. I break the other fighters ”.
Grace He also noted that he will take advantage of his 20-year experience in professional boxing over the just six years in which the undefeated French champion has fought.
“It’s two decades of professional boxing, Oubaali he’s still an amateur, a smart fighter, ”he said. “But I have seen many pass, many of the best, of the most skilled, and I have all the weapons to counter the threat it could pose. That belt will be mine. He has never faced someone of my power ”.
The French Oubaali maintains a record of 17 wins and 12 by way of knockout. He got his belt before Rau’shee Warren in January 2019 and subsequently successfully defended him against Arthur Villanueva Y Takuma inoue.
About his future after the fight, Grace He assured that he still does not think about hanging up his gloves.
“Whoever it is in the future, I will celebrate it,” he said. “I am not yet a Hall of Fame. I will celebrate how I feel every day. And I will rediscover my youth in this fight ”.