By Joe Koizumi
Pictures by Naoki Fukuda
WBC bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (42-6, 28 KOs), five-division champion of the Philippines, arrived on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. On June 6, “Filipino Flash” will meet “Monster” Naoya Inoue, WBA/IBF titleholder, with three belts on the road in a rematch since their first encounter in November 2019.
Nonito stated, “If Naoya thinks, Donaire is identical as in our first encounter, that’s mistaken. I’m fairly completely different as I can punch him from any angle in any place now. My abilities and motivation have improved lots. You’ll see.”