Donner says “wanting to fight” was the “biggest mistake” of losing to Inoy

Japan's Nawa Ino (L) fights Nanito Donier of the Philippines during their Bantamweight Unification Boxing match at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama on June 7, 2022.  (Photo by Philip Fong / AFP)

Japan’s Nawa Ino (L) fights Nanito Donier of the Philippines during their Bantamweight Unification Boxing match at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama on June 7, 2022. (Photo by Philip Fong / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines – Nanito Donier has admitted that he failed to implement his camp’s game plan, losing a second-round technical knockout to Nawa Inouye in a rematch of their bantamweight integration in Saitama, Japan on Tuesday.

“I came here with an amazing game plan and really hard training. I was very, very confident but I did not implement the game plan at first, ”he said with his wife and coach Rachel on his Beyond the Ring YouTube channel.

Donaire, 39, paid the price quickly after being sent to the canvas by Inoue just before the first round closed.

In the second round, less than a minute later, Inoy was pushed again and dropped again, forcing the referee to stop the bout.

Merciful for the defeat, the four-division champion made no excuses and only charged for experience.

“We came up with a good game plan and great shape. I’ve never been in that shape in my entire life, “said Donner (42-7, 28KOs), who lost his WBC title. “But in the implementation of the game plan, I got stuck trying to fight and that was my biggest mistake.”

“I like to fight and it’s hard for me to change overnight and that was my biggest mistake and it was a learning experience.”

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