Former world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. will fight Mexican Cesar Juarez on December 11 in Puerto Rico, according to the boxer’s father and trainer Nonito Sr.
The older Donaire also said that his son’s original opponent World Boxing Association super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg did not sign the offer sheet.
“We started the sparring session just today and I’m expecting that our new opponent is very aggressive and careless. We have to take advantage of it,” Donaire Sr. told The Manila Times in a phone interview. “Nonito is in good condition so far.”
“Nonito can fight anybody at 122 pounds,” he added.
Juarez, 24, the World Boxing Organization bantamweight champion has a win-loss record of 17-3 with 13 knockouts.
Donaire, on the other side, is coming off two impressive wins against William Prado in Manila in May and French Anthony Settoul in Macau in July both via second round technical knockouts.
Donaire, who holds 35-3 win-loss record with 23 knockouts, is also the reigning North American Boxing Federation bantamweight champion.