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Donaire up against ‘badly off’ champion

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It won’t be a walk in the park for Nonito Donaire Jr. Word on the Internet said South African WBA super and IBO featherweight champion Simpiwe Vetyeka (26-2-0, with 16 knockouts) is facing cash troubles which could be a powerful motivation when he fights Donaire on May 31 title fight in Macau.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos,Professional,Section | Read More »

Nonito expected another picnic?

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He had agreed to walk blindly into the championship ring by failing (refusing?) to watch a single taped bout of his Cuban opponent.

Posted: April 17th, 2013 in Bare Eye,Commentary | Read More »

Did Donaire underestimate Cuban foe?

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Many boxing writers and experts were on the same wavelength recently. They all believe that Nonito Donaire Jr. lost the fight last Sunday because he had underestimated Cuban boxer Guillermo Rigondeaux.

Posted: April 17th, 2013 in Commentary,In Huddle | Read More »

Cuban foe outclasses Donaire

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Guillermo Rigondeaux, left, lands a punch on Nonito Donaire during a junior featherweight title boxing match at Radio City Music Hall in New York Sunday, April 14, 2013. Rigondeaux won on a unanimous twelve round decision. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Firing stiff jabs and showing lightning-quick reflexes, Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux outclassed Nonito Donaire Jr. on Saturday night for a stunning unanimous decision victory to unify their world super bantamweight titles at the jampacked Radio City Music Hall here.

Posted: April 15th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

Fallen Donaire vows to ‘come back and do better’

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Nonito Donaire has his eye checked after losing a junior featherweight title boxing match against Guillermo Rigondeaux at Radio City Music Hall in New York Sunday, April 14, 2013. Rigondeaux won a unanimous twelve round decision. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Like the other fallen boxing champions before him, Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. vowed Sunday a comeback.

Posted: April 14th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Professional | Read More »

Another fallen champion: Donaire yields world boxing title to Rigondeaux

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Guillermo Rigondeaux, left, lands a punch on Nonito Donaire during a junior featherweight title boxing match at Radio City Music Hall in New York Sunday, April 14, 2013. Rigondeaux won on a unanimous twelve round decision. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Philippine boxing took another blow after Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire lost his WBO world super bantamweight belt to unbeaten Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux Sunday (Manila time) in their 12-round fight at the Radio City Music Hall in New York.

Posted: April 14th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

Donaire, Cuban mix it up

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RADIO CITY FACEOFF Nonito Donaire and Guillermo Rigondeaux pose for a photo during the weigh-in on Friday for their fight Saturday (Sunday in Manila) in New York City. They are fighting for Donaire’s WBO and Rigondeaux’s WBA junior featherweight titles in the most unusual fight venue—New York’s iconic Radio City Music Hall. AP FILE PHOTO

Nonito Donaire Jr. vowed to go “power for power, speed for speed” while Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux promised to do “more than I have done in the past.”

Posted: April 14th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos,Professional | Read More »

Nonito Donaire vague on Conte split

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Good and bad, Nonito Donaire Jr., can’t deny of distractions going into his fight with Guillermo Rigondeaux. A few weeks before the fight, his long-time nutrition and condition coach Victor Conte left Team Donaire for reasons neither the reformed peddler of performance-enhancing drugs or the three-division champion bothered to explain.

Posted: April 14th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Professional,Section | Read More »

Donaire, Rigondeaux make weight for unification bout in New York

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Official Weights: Nonito Donaire 121.6 lbs vs Guillermo Rigondeaux 121.5 lbs Photo Credit: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Filipino bet Nonito Donaire Jr. and Guillermo Rigondeaux made weight Saturday morning (Manila time) for their WBO and WBA super bantamweight unification bout set on Sunday.

Posted: April 13th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

Donaire ready for tough haul vs Rigondeaux

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Final Press Conference for Donaire vs Rigondeaux. Photo Credit: Chris Farina / Top Rank

“We’ll take Guillermo Rigondeaux into deep water.” Trainer Robert Garcia spoke of this game plan for Nonito Donaire Jr. when the WBO super bantamweight champion tries to add the WBA crown of the undefeated Cuban on Saturday (Sunday morning in Manila) at Radio City Music Hall here.

Posted: April 13th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Professional,Section | Read More »

Donaire purse tops $1 million

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Nonito Donaire Jr. is now well entrenched in the millionaire boys’ club with a paycheck worth “well above a million dollars” for his world super bantamweight title unification fight with Guillermo Rigondeaux of Cuba this weekend.

Posted: April 12th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Professional | Read More »

Donaire: You’ll see the best of me on fight night

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Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire . FILE PHOTO

Even with things going his way inside and outside the ring, Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire assured that he’s focused as ever — especially for Sunday.

Posted: April 11th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Professional,Section | Read More »

Donaire counters better than rival

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Nonito "Filipino Flash" Donaire AP File Photo

It will be a fight between counterpunchers when Nonito Donaire Jr. squares off with Guillermo Rigondeaux in their unification clash for the world super bantamweight title on April 13 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Professional | Read More »

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