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16 November 1982
Talibon, Bohol, Philippines
Filipino / American
Flyweight (112lbs) -Super Bantamweight (122lbs)
5’ 7” / 170 cm
68″ / 173 cm
1998 National Silver Gloves Champion
1999 National & International Junior Olympics Champion
2000 National USA Tournament Champion
World Champion in Four Weight Divisions
Counter Left Hook
An excellent all round fighter, Nonito Donaire has all the tools that will enable him to have longevity in boxing. Donaire has very fast hand, good defensive movement of upper body and feet, and because of his speed and technique, he also has excellent power in both hands.
His most notable punch which has developed over the years is his left hook which he utilizes as a counter punch. Donaire has either knocked out, knocked down or hurt many of his opponents with this punch.
Nonito Donaire has gone from strength to strength while moving up the weight divisions, very much like his fellow Filipino and boxing legend Manny Pacquiao. The difference is, Donaire possesses great technical boxing skills which has launched him into the world pound-for-pound rankings.
It was during Donaire’s amateur days that he developed his boxing ability. His amateur record was 68-8 (5 TKO’s), which means that power wasn’t his main attribute. However, he has sharpened his accuracy and power in the professional ranks which has made him a sensational fighter. Donaire undergoes an intense training regime, which includes some interesting methods.
Uses a Hypoxicator which is a high altitude simulator used for increasing red blood cells which enables the lungs to take in more oxygen thus improving stamina.
After each workout, he takes the supplements Xtend and Proglycosyn for recovery purposes.
Donaire abandons running for sprints instead, to develop fast-twitch muscle rather than slow-twitch muscle fiber.
Since working with Victor Conte (supplement specialist), Donaire has taken a more scientific approach to training.
have to work hard, but you have to work smart as well. Before I met Victor I just did the traditional [workouts]. Now I do a lot of physical training, a lot of strength training. Most of all we’ve done things that are smart. Putting the right stuff in my body, recovery, and knowing that recovering is as hard and as important as training hard.