Lumikha ng kontrobersya ang mga pahayag ng Filipino boxer na si Nonito Donaire Jr. sa exclusive interview sa kanya ni Tris Dixon ng boxingnews.com.
Sa artikulo na may pamagat na "Nonito Donaire: The Sadness Behind The Smile," na lumabas sa boxingnews.com noong January 6, 2011, muling ikinuwento ni Nonito ang hindi nila pagkakasundo ng mga magulang niya na tutol sa kanyang misis na si Rachel.
Unang naungkat ang gap ng mag-amang Nonito Sr. at Nonito Jr. nang mag-guest ito sa Showbiz Central. Napag-usapan ang kanilang hindi pagkakasundo na nag-umpisa noong November 2008. Ipinagtapat ni Nonito Jr. sa kanyang TV guesting noon na hindi boto ang pamilya niya sa kanyang asawa.
Umingay uli ang family feud ng mga Donaire dahil sa mga ipinagtapat ni Nonito Jr. sa boxingnews.com. Mariing pinabulaanan ito ng kanyang ina na si Mrs. Imelda Donaire, na nakapanayam naman ni Anthony Andales ng philboxing.com.
Humingi ang PEP ng permiso kay Anthony at philboxing.com owner Dong Secuya para i-reprint ang mga sagot ng ina ni Nonito Jr. at pumayag sila.
MOM SAYS IT'S NOT TRUE. Sinabi ni Nanay Imelda kay Anthony na walang katotohanan ang mga rebelasyon ni Nonito Jr. sa boxingnews.com na galing siya sa mahirap na pamilya, na hindi siya ang paboritong anak at biktima siya ng pagmamaltrato ng kanyang military man na ama.
Ito ang kabuuan ng interview ni Anthony sa ina ni Nonito Jr. para sa philboxing.com:
"'Enough is enough,' Nanay Donaire (Mom Donaire) told Anthony Andales. She wanted to clarify everything and to let her world champion son know that she is listening and will spank him if he keeps on lying.
"'Again, I'm not here to fan the flames, but to relay a message from a very concerned Mama. The Mama said it's about time for her to speak to let her son know that she's been listening to all the lies thrown around against his dad. And as a mother, she will not tolerate the bare-faced lying by her son.'
"Nanay Donaire, who is a 3rd order Augustinian secular and a church choir member, told me that hearing her son not tell the truth makes her sad. So after reading Tris Dixon's story she said to herself that this needs to be stopped.
"First, Nanay Donaire said that Nonito's dad didn't steal any money. The $240 Nonito Jr. accused his dad of stealing from him was used to feed the boxing staff.
"I say, what is $240? Is that enough to accuse your own dad of stealing? Is that enough to cut the relationship? Nanay Donaire was with me, she believes that $240 is not enough to make [Nonito Sr.] look bad.
"She added: 'Did Dodong (Nonito Sr.) accuse his son of stealing money when he spent lots of money raising him? Paying his phone bills, rent and other expenses? No the dad never accused his son of anything because he loves his son.'
"When I spoke to Nonito Sr., he recalled the Moruti Mthalane fight in Mandalay Bay, he was supposed to make $30,000 but after the fight, Junjun (Donito Jr.) and Rachel only gave him $20,000.
"'Did I accuse him of stealing? Never, I never did,' the elder Nonito said.