Nonito Donaire signs long-time friend Richard Schaefer

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Esther Lin

Multi-weight world champion Nonito Donaire has signed with Richard Schaefer’s new promotional outfit Probellum.

In a statement released on Monday, Donaire and Schaefer confirmed their new collaboration.

Donaire is the latest acquisition by Probellum, following Regis Prograis, Badou Jack, Eimantas Stanionis, Arthur Biyarslanov, Taras Shelestyuk, Ricky Burns, Eduardo Hernandez, and Brandon Moore.

Announcing his pleasure at joining forces with his long-time friend, Donaire said: “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. Most importantly, he’ll continue to empower fighters.

“I am proud to be part of Team Probellum. To continue my relationship and friendship with Richard.”

Schaefer stated: “Nonito and Rachel Donaire are not just the best husband and wife or fighter and trainer team in boxing today. They are most certainly in the history of the sport.

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“Nonito is one of the greatest fighters in boxing. A future Hall of Famer and four-division and nine-time world champion.

“It’s not just his talent in the ring, but his personality, charisma, and values outside of the ring make him the champion and role model he is.

“I am fortunate to call him my friend. It is a pleasure and an honor for me to have him join Probellum.

“I can’t wait to help him unify the bantamweight division and conquer many more world titles.”

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