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Filipino Flash invites Belfast to party - help give Nonito Donaire 'proper goodbye'

Carl Frampton defeats Nonito Donaire to win the WBO Interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
Carl Frampton defeats Nonito Donaire to win the WBO Interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
Carl Frampton with his wife Christine after defeating Nonito Donaire to win the WBO Interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 21/04/2018 THE VACANT WBO INTERIM WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP 12 X 3 Minute Rounds CARL FRAMPTON 8st 13lbs 3oz V NONITO DONAIRE 8st 13lbs 5oz. Picture Mark marlow
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Carl Frampton celebrates after defeating Nonito Donaire to win the WBO Interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Carl Frampton celebrates after defeating Nonito Donaire to win the WBO Interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 21/04/2018 THE VACANT WBO INTERIM WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP 12 X 3 Minute Rounds CARL FRAMPTON 8st 13lbs 3oz V NONITO DONAIRE 8st 13lbs 5oz. Picture Mark marlow
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Carl Frampton defeats Nonito Donaire to win the WBO Interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
Carl Frampton embraces Nonito Donaire at the end of their epic 12-round bout in April 2018.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Carl Frampton defeats Nonito Donaire to win the WBO Interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
Carl Frampton and Nonito Donaire battle it out for the WBO Interim featherweight title on Saturday night at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Carl Frampton and Nonito Donaire battle it out for the WBO Interim featherweight title on Saturday night at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Carl Frampton and Nonito Donaire battle it out for the WBO Interim featherweight title on Saturday night at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Carl Frampton and Nonito Donaire battle it out for the WBO Interim featherweight title on Saturday night at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Carl Frampton and Nonito Donaire battle it out for the WBO Interim featherweight title on Saturday night at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Carl Frampton gets his hands strapped before his bout with Nonito Donaire for the WBO interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
Carl Frampton gets his hands strapped before his bout with Nonito Donaire for the WBO interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
Carl Frampton gets his hands strapped before his bout with Nonito Donaire for the WBO interim featherweight title at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Saturday night.
Zolani Tete and Omar Andres Narvaez fight for the WBO World Bantamweight Championship on Saturday night at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Zolani Tete and Omar Andres Narvaez fight for the WBO World Bantamweight Championship on Saturday night at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Tyrone McKenna ahead of his Super-Lightweight bout
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Tyrone McKenna defeats Anthony Upton during Saturday nights Super Lightweight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) wins v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Tyrone McKenna with Anthony Upton during Saturday nights Super Lightweight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Tyrone McKenna with Anthony Upton during Saturday nights Super Lightweight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Tyrone McKenna with Anthony Upton during Saturday nights Super Lightweight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Rory McIlroy watches on during the Frampton v Donaire card at the SSE Arena
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) wins v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) wins v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) wins v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Luke Keeler sustained significant cuts during Saturday night's WBO European Middleweight Contest aginst Conrad Cummings at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Marco McCullough defeats Arnoldo Solano during Saturday nights super featherweight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Marco McCullough defeats Arnoldo Solano during Saturday nights super featherweight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Steven Ward defeats Michal Ciach during Saturday nights International Light-Heavyweight weight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Steven Ward defeats Michal Ciach during Saturday nights International Light-Heavyweight weight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Steven Ward with Michal Ciach during Saturday nights International Light-Heavyweight weight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Tyrone McCullagh defeats Elvis Guillen during Saturday nights International Featherweight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye Tyrone McCullagh defeats Elvis Guillen during Saturday nights International Featherweight contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Tyrone Mckenna (Black waistband) v Anthony Upton at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Alex Dickinson v Lee Carter at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Alex Dickinson celebrates v Lee Carter at the SSE Arena , Belfast on April 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
David Oliver Joyce (left) against Jordan Ellison
David Oliver Joyce celebrates victory over Jordan Ellison
Jonathan Bell

By Jonathan Bell

As well as a few Carl Frampton inflicted bruises, Northern Ireland appears to have left a lasting impression on 'Flipino Flash' Nonito Donaire.

The boxer took to Twitter on Sunday morning saying how much of an "amazing" trip he had to Northern Ireland - despite losing to Carl Frampton in the SSE Arena bill topping fight on Saturday night.

And to give everyone a "proper goodbye" he has invited all to the Crown Bar on Sunday evening.

"I'd love to meet you all," he tweeted.

Donaire lost on points to Frampton in a masterclass of boxing from the Jackal on Saturday night securing the WBO Interim World Featherweight title.

"Nonito Donaire is dangerous but I survived, stuck to the game plan. At times, my boxing was beautiful," he said.

The victory means Frampton is the mandatory fight for champion Oscar Valdez while Lee Selby has made his desire for a Belfast bout known.

Moments after the fight, Frampton praised his rival for the way he and his team had handled themselves through the past week and throughout the build-up to the fight.

"I was fighting a world class fighter and a world class gentleman," he added.

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