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Final weights for Donaire-Vetyeka

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

The final weigh-in in Macau, China for the featherweight title clash between Simphiwe Vetyeka and Nonito Donaire took place earlier today, as Vetyeka weighed 125.5 pounds, while Donaire came in at 126.

“I only want to fight the best.  In the featherweight division, that’s Vetyeka.  He beat Chris John.  Vetyeka’s the true featherweight champion,” said Donaire after the weigh-in.  “I have trained harder for this fight than I have in years.  I will be moving all over the ring and hitting Vetyeka from different angles.  I feel so strong.  I’m still evolving.  As good as I am going to be on Saturday, it’s not even close to fulfilling my potential as a championship fighter.  The way I feel today, I think I could be world champion in more divisions…all the way up to 140 pounds.  I love training again.  Boxing is so important to me.  Saturday night at The Venetian Macao is going to be my finest hour.”

Added Vetyetka, “I trained three months for this fight. When I fought Chris John it is was my third fight at 126 lbs.  I knew at that point I had the power to beat him.  I was shocked I made him quit on his stool.

“I expect to see the Nonito Donaire that is a bully in the ring.  I am prepared to frustrate him.  There is only one way to handle a bully.  I am a warrior and I am going to return everything he tries to serve me, only it will be hotter.  I will take the fight to Donaire from the first bell.  I intend to end this fight early.”

Additional Weights

Nicholas Walters 125.5 vs. Vic Darchinyan 125.8
Evgeny Gradovich 125.5 vs. Alexander Miskirtchian 125.5
Chris Avalos 121.5 vs. Yasutaka Ishimoto 121.8

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