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Donaire gets 11 stitches for gash that stopped fight vs Vetyeka

In a Facebook post, new WBA featherweight champion Nonito Donaire Jr. shows the stitches above his left eye from a cut he got on a headbutt in his fight against Vetyeka.

Nonito Donaire Jr. needed 11 stitches to close the bloody gash above his left eye caused by a head butt from Simpiwe Vetyeka in their world title fight Saturday night in Macao, China.

Posted: June 1st, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Professional | Read More »

Donaire wins WBA Featherweight crown

NONITO Donaire Jr. and Simpiwe Vetyeka pose for photographers. MARC ANTHONY REYES

Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire regained his championship status after beating erstwhile South African champion Simpiwe Vetyeka via unanimous technical decision Saturday night at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Macau.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos,Professional | Read More »

Donaire doubly fit vs Vetyeka

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NONITO Donaire Jr. and Simpiwe Vetyeka pose for photographers. MARC ANTHONY REYES

Nonito Donaire Jr., didn’t make any prediction but stressed he will be firing “high velocity” punches when he challenges WBA champion Simpiwe Vetyeka for the South African’s featherweight title here Saturday.

Posted: May 30th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Professional | Read More »

Simpiwe Vetyeka confident of toppling Nonito Donaire

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After flatly denying reports that he’s having financial trouble and that he was addicted to Coca Cola, Simpiwe Vetyeka admitted Wednesday that all he wants now is to beat Nonito Donaire Jr.

Posted: May 29th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Headlines,Professional | Read More »

Donaire Sr. promises Nonito will dance again

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Nonito Donaire. AFP

We will bring back the old dance. That’s the promise of the father, trainer and namesake of three-division world champion Nonito Donaire Jr., as they plunge into the most critical phase of their training for his May 31 featherweight title fight.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Professional | Read More »

Nonito Donaire due Monday, ready to start training

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Photo by Marc Anthony Reyes

Former three-division champion Nonito Donaire Jr., is slated to arrive Monday to begin training for his WBA and IBO super featherweight title fight against holder Simpiwe Vetyeka of South Africa on May 31.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos and Videos,Professional | Read More »

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 »

Donaire returns to ring vs South African champ on May 10

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Nonito Donaire celebrates his win over Vic Darchinyan during round 9 of their featherweight rematch, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Even in the glow of victory, the Filipino boxing star’s first thoughts were about his compatriots caught by a deadly supertyphoon in the Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO/ERIC GAY

Out to redeem himself after a rough year, Nonito Donaire Jr., returns to the ring on May 10 against IBF featherweight champion Simphiwe Vetyeka of South Africa in a title fight at Venetian Resort in Macau.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos,Professional,Section | Read More »

‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley arrives in Manila

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Shane Mosley file photo

American boxing legend “Sugar” Shane Mosley is in the country for the first time Tuesday to help raise funds for the victims of Typhoon “Yolanda” through the United Boxing Relief Fund.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Sports moments for US Filipinos in 2013

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For sports-minded Filipinos stateside, 2013 seemed filled with drama away from the playing field than on it.

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Commentary,Southpaw | 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 »

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: 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 »

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