Talented Filipino fighter Nonito Donaire (32-2, 21) is preparing for his upcoming world title bout with South Africa's Simpiwe Vetyeka (26-2, 16) by training in the esteemed ALA Gym in the Philippines.
Donaire, who hasn't looked great in recent fights, has been spending time in the gym under the eye of his father Nonito Donaire Sr. Amongst the training has been sparring sessions with talented Cuban prospect Reymi Castellano Aleye (4-0, 1) who Doniare Sr described as being anideal sparring partner due to his similarities to Vetyeka.
Although relatively unknown to the wider boxing world Aleye is one of the most promising Filipino prospects out there and twice shared the ring with Guillermo Ringondeaux as an amateur. Now based in the Philippines we've been told that he's capable of becoming a star under ALA.
For Donaire this fight is one of the most significant of his career. A loss would almost certainly be the end of his fantastic career and whilst a victory is needed he will also be wanting to score an impressive one following his lack lustre display last year against Vic Darchinyan.
As well the work with his father Donaire also spent time with conditioning coach Nick Curson who will be trying to help "The Filipino Flash" became a 5 weight world champion at the end of next month.
(Image courtesy of http://www.filipinoflash.com/)
News! We try and give you the most interesting news stories from the Asian boxing world!