The father and trainer of Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. said that he sees his son dethroning World Boxing Association world super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg of Britain when the two fighters finally meet in the ring.
“Nonito can beat Quigg. He has a strong chance to dethrone him because he is the strongest super bantamweight fighter so far,” the older Donaire told The Manila Times on in an interview on Monday. “We really like this fight to materialize.”
Donaire is coming off a second round technical knockout victory over Frenchman Anthony Settoul on Saturday at the Cotai Arena of the Venetian Hotel in Macau. The Filipino pug has improved his win-loss record to 35-3 with 23 knockouts.
Quigg (31-0-2 win-loss-draw record with 23 knockouts) scored a second round technical knockout victory over Spanish fighter Kiko Mendez on the same day Donaire beat Settoul.
Top Rank boss Bob Arum said that the fight between Donaire and Quigg could happen some time in November in Dubai.
“Nonito is very excited to learn that he will be fighting for a world title fight. We are going to prepare for this once we have a formal confirmation but I believe this fight is bound to happen,” the older Donaire said.
Even the promoter of the 26-year-old Quigg is eager to see his ward fight Donaire.
“That fight is close to being made for November,” Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn told boxingscene.com on Sunday (Monday in Manila) “They are talking about Dubai but I would love the fight to be in the UK as I believe it is a pay-per-view fight.”