Nonito Donaire, dubbed as “The Filipino Flash,” lost to Cuban boxer Guillermo Rigondeaux in their super-bantanweight clash on Saturday (Sunday morning in Manila, live via satelitte on ABS-CBN) at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Donaire vs Rigondeaux: Watch World Boxing Organization (WBO) Junior Featherweight champion and 2012 Fighter of the Year Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire goes face-to-face with World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Bantamweight champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Guillermo “El Chacol” Rigondeaux in the highly-anticipated super bantamweight title unification showdown in “Domination.”
January 3, 2013 by ABS-CBN · Comments Off
Popstar Sarah Geronimo is going to open year 2013 with big new surprises this Sunday (January 6) as Pinoy boxing champ and ESPN’s Boxer of the Year Nonito ‘The Filipino Flash’ Donaire grace the centerstage of ABS-CBN’s hit musical variety show “Sarah G. Live!” for the first time.
December 16, 2012 by cd · Comments Off
A week after our very own Manny Pacquiao was knocked-out by Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez, Nonito Donaire crushed his Mexican opponent today, December 16 (Manila time), at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. He retained his world super bantamweight titles.
February 6, 2012 by cd · Comments Off
Nonito Donaire Jr. triumphed against the Puerto Rican champ Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. via a split decision victory on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) in a super bantamweight title bout in San Antonio, Texas.
Nonito Donaire dropped Vazquez with a left uppercut followed by a left hook during the ninth round of the undercard bout for the World Boxing Council’s middleweight title fight between unbeaten champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Marco Antonio Rubio at the Alamodome.
Two of the judges voted in favor of Donaire: Levi Martinez and Don Trella gave a similar score of 117-110 in favor of the Pinoy boxer. However, the third judge–Ruben Garcia–scored in favor of Vasquez 115-112 making it a split decision win for Donaire.
December 20, 2011 by cd · Comments Off
Sports Illustrated named Nonito Donaire’s second-round knockout of Fernando Montiel last February 20 as the Knockout of the Year.
Our very own Nonito Donaire is now being dubbed as the next Manny Pacquiao!