Four-division world champion Nonito ‘Filipino Flash’ Donaire Junior has joined Richard Schaefer’s Probellum, a promotional outfit formed last month.
Donaire Jr, who is the current World Boxing Council (WBC) bantamweight champion, joined Probellum on Monday.
“Richard Schaefer has always been a fighter’s first promoter. I am convinced that with his vision, leadership skills and passion for the fighters he will elevate the sport and most importantly continue to empower fighters. I am proud to be part of Team Probellum and continue my relationship and my friendship with Richard,” Donaire Jr, who is trained and managed by his wife Rachel, said.
Schaefer, a former Golden Boy Promotions chief executive officer, is happy to have the 38-year-old Donaire Jr as one of his boxers.
“Nonito and Rachel are not just the best husband and wife or fighter and trainer team in boxing today, but certainly in the history of the sport,” Schaefer remarked.
“Nonito is one of the greatest fighters in boxing. I am fortunate to call him my friend. It is a pleasure and an honour for me to have him join Probellum and I can’t wait to help him unify the bantamweight division and conquer many more world titles.”