NONITO Donaire Jr. gets his biggest fight since losing his world title last year as he takes on fellow former world champion Carl Frampton on April 7 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
“On April 7, we’ll be in Belfast, where Carl Frampton will be fighting [Nonito] Donaire. It’s a real cracking fight, a good fight for him, and we’ll be giving further details in the new year,” Frampton’s promoter Frank Warren said in a report posted at the ESPN website.
This is Donaire Jr.’s biggest fights since losing his World Boxing Organization (WBO) super bantamweight crown against Jessie Magdaleno in 2016.
The 35-year-old Doniare Jr. made his comeback to the ring last September, after a layoff for close to a year. He fought as a featherweight and beat Ruben Garcia Hernandez by a lopsided unanimous decision.
Frampton, a two-division world champion, won the World Boxing Association (WBA) super featherweight belt with a majority decision win over Leo Santa Cruz in 2016. He, however, lost to a majority decision in his rematch to Santa Cruz last in January of last year.
The 30-year-old Frampton returned to the ring after a 10-month hiatus and beat Horacio Garcia by a convincing unanimous decision. (EKA)