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Donaire, Walters workout quotes

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

On Saturday night, Nonito Donaire (33-2, 21 KOs) will meet Nicholas Walters (24-0, 20 KOs) for a featherweight title at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, Calif.  The bout will serve as the co-feature to the middleweight title clash between Gennady Golovkin and Marco Antonio Rubio.

The two fighters took part in a media workout earlier today in Santa Monica, where they spoke to the media about the upcoming showdown.

“Confident fighters are dangerous fighters. I know that. But there other fighters who said before a fight they were stronger than me, hit harder, were going to knock me out,” said Donaire who’s making the first defense of his WBA title.

“Walters is a good champion but really how many quality fights has he been in compared to where I have been in my career?

“We both have speed, we both have power. It’s an explosive fight. This is going to end in a knockout. I will go into the ring and do my best.”

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Walters is himself coming off of a fifth round knockout over former multi-division champ Vic Darchinyan.

“Donaire is a very good champion. We both have speed and power. The difference is intelligence. I was born to fight. The bigger the fight the better,” said Walters.

“If Donaire isn’t right, he’s going to get knocked out.  Maybe five rounds, maybe less. Not sure yet.

“But you know what?  Donaire stepped up and took this fight. He didn’t have to. For that, I respect him for getting in the ring with me.”

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