“With tears” Donaire borrows trophy from Inoue to fulfill promise to kids after failing to win

  • Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire promised his kids that they will get to bring home the Muhammad Ali trophy
  • Unfortunately, he fell short from winning it and was defeated by Naoya Inoue
  • Donaire asked Inoue if he could borrow the trophy for a day so he could fulfill his promise to his sons

Nonito Donaire asked Naoya Inoue to borrow the Muhammad Ali trophy after he fell short from winning it.

Image Capture of Video by Nonito Donaire via Twitter

In an effort to teach his sons a lesson and to fulfill his promise to them, Donaire had asked Inoue if he could borrow the Muhammad Ali trophy for a night.

According to the “Filipino Flash,” he made a promise that he would show the coveted trophy to his kids after he wins the World Boxing Super Series bantamweight final bout against Japanese Naoya Inoue on Thursday, November 7. Unfortunately, Donaire fell short and lost by “unanimous decision.”

Donaire shared, “I promised my sons they would see it in the morning. And with tears in my eyes, I humbly asked Inoue to borrow it for a night, not for me but for my word.”

He said he wanted to teach his sons a life lesson. “That you do your best and you come short. You will win. You will lose. But in either aspect, you will do so graciously,” Donaire said. He disclosed that his sons saw his pain but they will learn what it means–  how to stand up and train harder.

Image Capture of Video by Nonito Donaire via Twitter

“They’ll see a trophy we don’t get to take home and understand what it means to want to train harder. And I told about the battle I fought – that I’d rather put my life on that shield than give up. And that we will always fight,” he said.

To show their appreciation for Inoue’s kindness in lending the trophy, Donaire’s sons sent him a greeting of congratulations.

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