Should Donaire Call it a Day?

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  1. ILikeBoxingForRealz

    ILikeBoxingForRealz New Member Full Member

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    For me personally I say no. I think after this fight he has more left to give. Obviously he is the only one who knows this but I feel he can still compete. His career has been HOF worthy being a 4 division champ. First guy to beat Omar Narvaez, took out Darchinyan in a brawl, had a classic war with Cesar Juarez, KOed a faded Arce but the KO was insane, and took the Monster the full length. Sure he has had downs along with the ups (Walters, Frampton) but I still feel he can compete. What do you think?
     
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  2. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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    After what I saw he has a couple of fights left in him, unless Naoya took too much from him today.
    But if he's able to keep making 118, he's surely among the very best despite his age.
    I would favor him over Tete, no joke.
     
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  3. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I honestly think he has nothing else to prove. He's only going to damage his body more and most likely lose more fights, especially after the punches he was taking from a beast like Inoue. I would rather he hang those gloves up now and retire in good health after a legendary Rocky-like performance.
     
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  4. dangerousity

    dangerousity Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    He beats everyone at 118 easy except for Inoue. But I don’t see the point in taking more damage.

    That fight was some brutal punches being thrown too.
     
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  5. lobk

    lobk Original ESB Member Full Member

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    he's made more than enough to retire in the Philippine. He has already solidified himself as a HOF in my opinion. If a decent mega million fight should pan out, I say take it. I hope he doesn't continue for peanuts and become a stepping stone.
     
  6. The Akbar One

    The Akbar One Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    This Donaire, vs Tete from the first round, yes. Tete was a bit lackluster there. I'm interested to see whether Tete's repaired shoulder gives him another dimension when he fights for the WBO belt in a few weeks.
     
  7. The Akbar One

    The Akbar One Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    That's an assumption. I think Donaire would take a beating against the P.E.D. cheat, and he might not beat Tete.
     
  8. Pimp C

    Pimp C Trapper of The Year Full Member

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    Retire champ you have nothing left to prove.
     
  9. ILikeBoxingForRealz

    ILikeBoxingForRealz New Member Full Member

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    How about Nonito fights maybe Carlos Cuadras next? See exactly what hes got left. Thats a real nice fight IMO
     
  10. ILikeBoxingForRealz

    ILikeBoxingForRealz New Member Full Member

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    A fight with Luis Nery would be fun as long as that one lasted also
     
  11. ILikeBoxingForRealz

    ILikeBoxingForRealz New Member Full Member

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    Think he beats Nery? Im not to sure
     
  12. notjustacasual

    notjustacasual Active Member Full Member

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    He did himself proud in the tournament, he can definitely still win some fights, but as long as he's financially set up I'd say retire, he's still a young man go enjoy life. He speaks very well also so a broadcasting career Is certainly an option for him.
     
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  13. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    He could, he literally has nothing else to prove and is solidly IMO a first ballot HOF'er.
     
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  14. FinitoxDinamita

    FinitoxDinamita Member booted Full Member

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    If he wants to go out on a high note kind of like Wladimir despite the loss, he should hang em up. He made good money too.

    But the way he looked last night, he still got it and he can fight on.
     
  15. POTUS

    POTUS Boxing by the numbers Full Member

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    Yes, donaire is half the boxer he was in his prime. Today he was at a low point in his career
     


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