After a grueling battle against Naoya Inoue, Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire (45-6) took a much-deserved respite, and he chose to do it in his birthplace of Bohol.
He may have failed to defeat the rising Japanese star, but he was still welcomed with open arms by his kababayans in the province where he took a break with his family last week.
Donaire, a Filipino-American, may not be a Bohol resident but he has always been proud of his Boholano roots. The Talibon native showed this through his Facebook page where he documented his short visit to the province.
His posts on the social media site showed pride for his Boholano heritage with one of the entries stating that he would have wanted to raise his child in the province.
“I do wish sometimes that he could grow up here and experience the culture so much more,” said Donaire, a father of two boys.
The 37-year-old boxer was also seen at a local basketball court where he showed a lucky boy how to throw a proper jab-cross combination.
Here are the highlights of the Filipino Flash’s Bohol trip:
"TAKE and "LEAVE". TAKE the memories and the experience. The life lessons, the endless culture, the respect for a place other than your familiarity. LEAVE your imprint and your soul on those you can touch. Make a difference in those lives that you come across and a smile on their face so every memory they have of you is remembered fondly. Can you make a difference? Can you touch lives? The answer is yes you can. It's up to you to live presently and by example. Do so in love..Video from a walk down an alley that led to a local basketball game we decided to crash in Bohol.
Posted by Nonito Donaire Jr. on Thursday, November 21, 2019
#appreciation #respect #love #humankindness #philippines #family #boys #sons #TEAMDONAIRE
Posted by Nonito Donaire Jr. on Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Showing my son Logan a native dance from my home island where I was born in Bohol, Philippines. ..#son #ourloveinhumanform #dance #native #philippines #bohol #travel #fun #lobocriver
Posted by Nonito Donaire Jr. on Thursday, November 14, 2019
My heart, my forever team…making priceless memories together is the ultimate experience. Jarel asked me, "Papa, you…
Posted by Nonito Donaire Jr. on Tuesday, November 12, 2019