By Jack Price @PriceyJ97.
Pound-for-pound Filipino boxer Nonito Donaire has revealed a shock childhood suicide attempt in an interview with Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix.
"I felt like I didn't belong. My family didn't have much. We didn't need an extra mouth to feed," told the 30-year old.
He then went on to explain how he tried to hang himself with a makeshift rope from his bunk at just 10-years old.
However, the 'Filipino Flash' made the wise decision not to, and he is now one of the most talented boxers in the world today. Two consecutive losses from fellow countryman Manny Pacquiao have also led to Donaire being considered as the No.1 fighter in the Philippines.
2012 has been a fantastic year for Donaire, with 4 wins from 4 fights, every single one of them against world class opponents. The present is bright, and the future looks even brighter for Nonito Donaire.