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Anatomy of a sorry mismatch


A RAGING mismatch, the fight was not, in any way, close.

Posted: April 15th, 2013 in Bare Eye,Commentary | Read More »

Donaire heading home after stunning fall


With or without a hero’s welcome, fallen champ Nonito Donaire Jr. is heading home.

Posted: April 15th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Donaire, Arce make weight ahead of title fight

PERFECT MATCH With smiles on their faces, Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (left)  and Jorge Arce of Mexico seem to be preparing for a dance not a fight as they pose on stage after their official weigh-in at the PlazAmericas Mall on December 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

Filipino World boxing champion Nonito Donaire Jr. and Mexican Jorge Arce both made weight ahead of their clash on Sunday (Manila time) in Houston, Texas, according to Top Rank, promoter of the fight.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Professional | Read More »

Nishioka’s power worries Donaire


Experience and power. These are the main sticking points for Filipino boxing star Nonito Donaire Jr. when he stakes his WBO and IBF super bantamweight titles against Japanese Toshiaki Nishioka on Saturday (Sunday morning in Manila) at Home Depot Center here.

Posted: October 9th, 2012 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Professional | Read More »

Donaire, Mathebula tip the scales in title unification bout

IBF junior featherweight champion from South Africa, Jeffrey “Mongoose” Mathebula, left, and four-division world champion Nonito Donaire the "Filipino Flash," from Philippines, pose at the Fortune Gym in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 3, 2012. They will fight for the World Super Bantam Weight Championship Saturday, July 7, at the Home Depot Center, Carson, Calif. AP FILE PHOTO

Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. and Jeffrey Mathebula faced off for the last time Friday (Saturday morning in Manila) on the eve their anticipated world title unification bout in Carson, California.

Posted: July 7th, 2012 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Vargas exhorts PSA awardees; Orcollo, Donaire share Athlete of the Year honors


On a night when the country’s finest athletes basked in the familiar spotlight, some of the leaders behind their success also shared their glory.

Boxing and billiards claimed the lion’s share of honors in the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Awards on Saturday night, proving once again that they produced the most number of success stories in 2011.

Posted: March 4th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

PSA honors year’s best: Donaire, Orcollo share spotlight as top athletes


—Two athletes who have had to carve their niches under the shadows of Filipino icons grab the lion’s share of the limelight tonight when the Philippine Sportswriters Association honors the top achievers of 2011 in its Annual Awards Night at the Manila hotel.

Posted: March 2nd, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Arce declares he’s ready for Donaire bout


Mexican ring warrior Jorge Arce stopped Venezuelan Lorenzo Parra in the fifth round of their super bantamweight nontitle bout Saturday and wasted no time in calling out Nonito Donaire to sign the contract for their much-anticipated showdown.

Posted: February 19th, 2012 in Boxing / MMA,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

No doubt Donaire is deadly


There should be a double celebration coupled with a bigger welcome for Nonito Donaire Jr., who captured his fourth world boxing crown in Texas on Sunday. The all-revealing triumph over boastful Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. of Puerto Rico may not rank as Donaire’s best win to date. In fact, Donaire had scored more sensational triumphs, including [...]

Posted: February 7th, 2012 in Bare Eye,Commentary | Read More »

Donaire hurt left fist in maiden 122 lb fight

Donaire's hand after the fight versus Vasquez.

Nonito Donaire Jr. showed he still has the power at 122 pounds, but his hands took a pounding.

This was evident Saturday night (Sunday morning in Manila) when The Filipino Flash hacked out a split decision win over Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. to grab the World Boxing Organization super bantamweight crown in San Antonio, Texas.

Posted: February 6th, 2012 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

Donaire, Vazquez all pumped up for clash

here were a few choice words exchanged between Nonito Donaire and Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. Photo by Top Rank Boxing/Chris Farina

Nonito Donaire Jr., and Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., traded dagger looks and exchanged heated words during the final press conference for their WBO super bantamweight title fight on Saturday (Sunday morning in Manila) at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Posted: February 3rd, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Nonito plans to bulk up, looks beyond super bantam


Posted: January 27th, 2012 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

Omar Narvaez not solely to blame


Nonito Donaire Jr. retained his twin world bantamweight boxing crowns and, in the process, added a name to winning in boxing’s rich lexicon.

Posted: October 24th, 2011 in Bare Eye,Commentary | Read More »



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