Donaire takes world featherweight title

MACAO (AFP) – Nonito Donaire became the new world featherweight champion Saturday after defeating South Africa’s Simpiwe Vetyeka in Macau in a fight that saw the Filipino boxing star take victory after an anti-climactic technical decision. The bout was stopped after four rounds...

Donaire stops Darchinyan in dramatic style

CORPUS CHRISTI, November 10, 2013 (AFP) – Filipino star Nonito Donaire stopped Australian-based Armenian southpaw Vic Darchinyan in the ninth round of a 10-round non-title bout Saturday to boost his bid to return to boxing’s elite. Donaire was trailing on two of three judges’...

Donaire knocks out Montiel, captures twin world bantam titles

By Rod Mijares LAS VEGAS, Feb. 19, 2011 – “If you build it, they will come,” goes a line from the movie, “Field of Dreams”. Now, fast-forward to Nonito Donaire’s statement last year: “Anyone.  I’m just here waiting.  I’m a fighter...

Who is afraid of The Filipino Flash?

By David Casuco Balita Media News Service LOS ANGELES – Next to the Pacman, Nonito Donaire Jr. is the next best thing in Philippine boxing right now. Boxing pundits, though, are still ambivalent as to whether or not Ring Magazine’s No. 5 pound-for-pound boxer in the...