Nonito Donaire: 'I don't really think about following in Pacquiao's footsteps'

Nonito Donaire discusses his favorite sports teams and following in Manny Pacquiao's footsteps.

What are your favorite sports teams?

"I'm a big Giants fans. I'm a Bay Area guy, I grew up in the Bay Area. I always watched all kinds of sports. It's all Bay Area teams for me. Giants, baby. All day, Giants. And, of course, my 49ers. All day, baby. Yeah, that's right."

What's it like to follow in the footsteps of another great Filipino boxer, Manny Pacquiao?

"I don't really think about following in his footsteps. I go in there and give the best performance that I can. I'm thankful for the Filipino fans, all the boxing fans around the world, that raise my flag in celebration of who I am. I fight the best out there, and just represent who you are. Raise that flag as high as you can."

BLH will have continuing coverage of Donaire-Rigondeaux all week long, with live round-by-round coverage on Saturday night starting at 11:00 pm EDT on HBO.

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