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Donaire admits Walters too good for him

Nonito Donaire hugs Nicholas Walters after the latter knocked the former out
in their championship boxing match. Chris Farina/Top Rank
By Ivan Saldajeno

"He knocked the s*** out of me," that was how Nonito Donaire described his sixth round knockout loss to Nicholas Walters in their WBA featherweight title fight at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Prior to the bout, no boxer has knocked down Donaire in his stellar boxing career that includes two knockout wins against Vic Darchinyan.

However, Donaire confessed that Walters entered the ring on a mission.

"I trained very hard for this fight, but he came out as tough as I thought," Donaire said.

He also acknowledged the size of Walters that even made the fight tougher for the former five-time champion.

Despite apologizing to them for the loss, he still thanked the crowd for showing their support.

On his future plans, he answered, "I've got to go back to the drawing boards. I know I can't compete with guys like Walters," hinting at a possibility of moving back to the super bantamweight ranks.
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