Donaire vs Darchinyan II
Nonito Donaire defeated Vic Darchinyan (39-6-1, 28 KOs) by 9th round technical knockout in a featherweight fight on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. It had been six years since Donaire last fought and knocked out Vic Darchinyan the first time. The fight was at a heavier weight this time. Fourteen pounds heavier, but the result was the same. A knockout. It came later this time, the 9th round instead of the 5th. Darchinyan beat the count after being knocked down by a left hook, the same punch as last time but he was dazed and on wobbly legs. As soon as the fight resumed Donaire backed Darchinyan up into the corner and threw everything he had at him until the referee stepped in and stopped the fight. At the time of stoppage Darchinyan was winning the fight on the scorecards. Two read 78-74 for Darchinyan on two and the third card was 76-76. Donaire got hit more this time and did not look impressive until he knocked down Darchinyan. But he rallied started threwing more punches as his corner told him to do and got the stoppage.
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Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire
Darchinyan vs Donaire
Nonito Donaire defeated Vic Darchinyan by 5th round TKO on Saturday, July 7, 2007 at the Harbour Yard Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Donaire felt it avenged his brother Glen Donaire's TD loss to Darchinyan. (Glen Donaire quit in the 6th round after complaining to the referee that his jaw was broken from a head butt although numerous replays showed no headbutt had occurred.) Donaire captured Darchinyan's IBF and IBO flyweight titles with the win.
Donaire caught Darchinyan with a big left hook to the chin sending Darchinyan to the canvas and Queer Street.
Donaire vs Montiel
On Saturday, February 19, 2011 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, Nonito Donaire defeated Fernando Montiel (43-3-2, 33 KOs) at 2:25 of round 2 by TKO. In the 2nd round Donaire hit Montiel with a counter left hook that put Montiel flat on his back on the canvas. Montiel beat the count but was glassy eyed and on shaky legs. Donaire immediately went for the kill hitting Montiel with a combination of punches prompting the referee to step in and stop the bout. In addition to his victory Donaire captured Montiel's WBC and WBO bantamweight titles.
Donaire vs Narvaez
Nonito Donaire defeated previously undefeated Argentinian Omar Andres Narvaez (35-1-2, 19 KOs) by 12-round unanimous decision in a WBC/WBO bantamweight title fight on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Scores were 120-108, 120-108 and 120-108. Donaire the much bigger man pitched a shutout in boring fight. Narvaez stayed behind a high quard preventing Donaire from landing a knockout punch. The fight was Donaire's last at 118 lbs. He plans to move up to the 122 lb junior featherweight/super bantamweight division.
Donaire vs Vazquez
Nonito Donaire defeated Puerto Rican Wilfredo Vazquez Jr (21-2-1, 18 KOs) by 12-round split decision in a super bantamweight title fight on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Scores were 117-110, 117-110 and 112-115. In addition to his victory Donaire also picked up the vacant WBO super bantamweight title. This was Donaire's first fight at 122 lb. Donaire scored a knockdown of Vazquez in round nine with a left uppercut followed by a left hook. It was the first time in Vazquez's career that he had been knocked down to the canvas. Post fight once the gloves were off Donaire showed the crowd his blood soaked left hand which he injuried between the second and fourth rounds.
Donaire vs Mathebula
Nonito Donaire defeated former IBF super bantamweight champion Jeffrey Mathebula (26-4-2, 13 KOs) of South Africa by 12-round unanimous decision in a IBF and WBO super bantamweight title fight on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Scores were 119-108, 118-109 and 117-110. Mathebula had a 5 inch height advantage but Donaire leveled the playing field with his left hook. In round four Donaire landed a big left hook knocking down Mathebula for the first time in his pro career. Then in round eleven Donaire landed a straight right to Mathebula's jaw. After that punch Mathebula stopped throwing punching, was backing up and holding his gloves up tight to his face. Post fight examination in South Africa determined that Donaire broke Mathebula's jaw.
Donaire vs Nishioka
Nonito Donaire defeated Toshiaki Nishioka (39-5-3, 24 KOs) by 9th round TKO in a WBC Diamond and WBO super bantamweight title fight at the ADT Event Center in the Home Depot Center in Carson, California on Saturday, October 13, 2012. Donaire put Nishioka down on the canvas in rounds six and nine. Nishioka beat the count both times but referee Raul Caiz stopped fight at 1:54 of round nine after Donaire landed an uppercut on Nishioka moments later. Nishioka had not lost a fight since 2004 and in the last 8 years he fought 17 times, 8 of which were WBC super bantamweight title fights. By beating Nishioka, Donaire proved he is the real deal because Nishioka was the best in the 122 lb division.
Donaire vs Arce
Nonito Donaire defeated Jorge Arce (61-7-2, 46 KOs) by 3rd round KO in a WBO super bantamweight and WBC Diamond super bantamweight title fight on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Donaire knocked Arce down in round two and then again in round three. After a brief count with Arce laying on his back referee Lawrence Cole waved off the fight at 2:59. Arce announced his retirement after the fight.
Donaire vs Rigondeaux
Nonito Donaire lost by 12-round unanimous decision to Guillermo Rigondeaux (12-0-0, 8 KOs) in a WBO and WBA Super World super bantamweight title fight on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY. Scores were 113-114, 112-115 and 111-116. The only success that Donaire had in the fight was in the 10th round when he knocked Rigondeaux down. Donaire was simply out boxed and out classed by Rigondeaux. In addition to his defeat Donaire also lost his WBO super bantamweight title to Rigondeaux. Donaire had not been defeated since 2001.