I remember exactly when I met Nonito “Flash” Donaire. It was at the special luncheon that the organizers of the 2007 Pistahan Festival in San Francisco. Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton introduced us. Oh yes, I got his email address at that time, too! Why do I remember this? It’s because when we chatted, he had crouched, semi-kneeling on the floor beside my seat while he shared his story about a recent fight wherein he had won. I look forward to getting more stories about “Flash” so I can include them in this news curation.
Nonito Donaire: April 10, 2011 Honoree – Assemblywoman Fiona Ma’s district representative, Genevieve Jopanda, presents a certificate of recognition to Nonito Donaire Jr., though the champion is attending to his schedule in Las Vegas, his family accepts the honor on his behalf. (Photo, courtesy of Raymond Virata)