The most frequently asked question that promoter Bob Arum hears – after when will Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. meet in the ring – is who is the next Manny Pacquiao? Just like the Pacquaio-Mayweather question, there are no simple answers. But there is one boxer, Nonito Donaire, who is trying to follow the path that Pacquiao has blazed from the slums of the Philippines into the upper echelons of boxing royalty. Donaire, 28, happens to hail from the same city as Pacquiao, General Santos, and is even trying to climb the weight ladder one championship at a time like Pacquiao, who has won seven world titles between 105 and 147 pounds. Along those lines Donaire (25-1, 17 KOs), a former flyweight world champion, will challenge Fernando Montiel (42-2-2, 33 KOs) for his WBC and WBO bantamweight titles at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Saturday on HBO’s “Boxing After Dark.” Donaire, who moved to the U.S. from the Philippines when he was 10, has fully embraced the quest to become the next Pacquaio. He goes back home after every fight to thank the Filipino fans for their support. “He is definitely an inspiration in my career – an… Read full this story
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