Nonito Donaire has revealed he will be able to wear his favourite brand of gloves for the rematch with Naoya Inoue after a ‘delivery mess up’ ahead of the first fight.
Speaking to the DAZN Boxing Show Donaire said he was forced to wear an unfamiliar make of gloves for the 2019 showdown after an issue with shipping them over to Japan.
Donaire and Inoue combined to produce the Fight of the Year and despite losing on points that night, the Filipino legend is incredibly confident of settling the scores on June 7.
And his self-belief has been boosted by the knowledge he will be able to punch with the type of glove that have served him so well in his storied career.
Donaire told Ak and Barak: “We’re getting in there with the puncher’s gloves this time, so there’s going to be a big difference.
“In the last fight, I used Winning because my Everlast gloves didn’t arrive as the delivery got messed up, so I wasn’t able to use the pairs I brought into Japan, and I had to use his secondary gloves.
“As we know, Winning is a protective kind of glove but this time we are both coming with puncher’s gloves, I think he’s coming with Reyes and I’m coming in with the gloves I’ve always had.”
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