cubao, nonito is all set to give up his IBF and IBO flyweight titles when he moves up to challenge fernando montiel for the WBO superflyweight title. nonito wanted so badly to unify the flyweight division but the japanese champs naito and sakata would hear nothing of it, even if nonito offered to fight them in that infamous hotbed of hometown decisions, the korakuen hall in tokyo. then sakata was dethroned by thai denkoasan kaiwichit which made the flyweight scene even murkier.
nonito therefore made a good career move by moving up and challenging the big names for big money fights. he was fast outgrowing the 112-pound class anyway. bad news is he might end up on a collision course with my main man and fellow pinoy Z Gorres in the near future.