Donaire will emerge victorious again – Cayetano

April 15, 2013 10:34 pm 

MANILA, April 15 -– Sen. Pia Cayetano on Monday expressed optimism Nonito Donaire Jr. will live up again to his monicker “The Filipino Flash” and come out stronger from his first defeat in 12 years against Cuban Rigondeaux via unanimous decision last Sunday in New York.

"I personally know Nonito; he is like a brother to the Cayetanos. He is not only a disciplined athlete and God-fearing fighter, but also a family man: A loving husband to his wife, and a soon-to-be father. I know he'll come out stronger and wiser from this experience and emerge victorious again,” Cayetano said in an emailed statement.

Moments after losing World Boxing Association (WBA) super bantamweight title, Donaire accepted his first defeat in his last 30 fights but promised to back and “do better”.

”I just want to thank God for keeping me safe, my guardian angels for protecting me, my Team for standing behind me, and my fans for their support. I tried to give my all and push the fight but we'll be back. I’ll come back and do better. For now, I congratulate Rigondeaux,” Donaire commented in his Twitter account.

Cayetano said the mark of the true champions is their ability to learn and rise from their mistakes.

”Nonito Donaire Jr.'s loss is but a temporary setback in his phenomenal career,” Cayetano said.

Donaire handed Rigondeaux the first knockdown in the Cuban’s boxing career in the 10th round but the Filipino fighter became careless in attacking the Cuban in his bid to score a knockout win.

Ringodeauz took advantage the situation and scored big with his impressive counterpunches that hurt Donaire in the final two rounds.

The three judges scored it all in favor of the former two-time Olympic champion who now holds an impressive ring record of 12-0 win seven knockouts. (PNA)

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