Nonito Donaire Boxing News

Donaire’s ring return to be delayed; eye injury still healing

By Chris Williams: WBA Super World featherweight champion Nonito Donaire (33-2, 21 KO’s) says his next fight will be delayed due to the deep cut he suffered in his win over WBA Super featherweight champion Simpiwe Vetyeka (26-3, 16 KO’s) on May 31st of last month in Macao, China. Donaire, 31, might be back in […]

What is next for Lomachenko and Gary Russell jr?

By Paul Richardson: As predicted two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko (2-1, 1KO) dominated heavily hyped American Gary Russell jr. (24-1, 14KO’s) at the stub-hub centre in Carson, California last Saturday night. Lomachenko becomes only the second fighter in history to win a world title in his third pro fighter after Thailand’s Saensak Muangsurin in […]

Will Arum let Donaire fight Lomachenko next?

By Chris Williams: Now that Vasyl Lomachenko (2-1, 1 KO’s) has captured the vacant WBA featherweight title after beating #1 WBO Gary Russell Jr last night by virtue of his 12 round majority decision, the question now on the minds of many boxing fans is will Bob Arum of Top Rank let WBA Super World […]

Donaire leaning in the direction of fighting Nicholas Walters next

By Chris Williams: WBA Super World featherweight champion Nonito Donaire (33-2, 21 KO’s) said recently that he would give Simpiwe Vetyeka (26-3, 18 KO’s) a rematch after beating him by a 5 round technical decision to pick up his WBA title last month on May 31st in Macao, China. But Donaire reportedly is leaning in […]

Koncz cool to the idea of Pacquiao fighting Abregu on 11/22, and Donaire on undercard

By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s personal adviser Michael Koncz doesn’t see a fight between Pacquiao and #2 WBC Luis Carlos Abregu on November 22nd as an interesting fight for the 35-year-old Pacquiao. Bob Arum of Top Rank is interested in a possible match between Pacquiao and the Argentinian Abregu, but apparently Koncz isn’t all that […]

Donaire-Vetyeka possible for Pacquiao’s undercard in November

By Chris Williams: Bob Arum of Top Rank says that four division world champion Nonito Donaire (33-2, 21 KO’s) will be back in the ring as soon as the cut over his left eye heals. The date he’s looking at is for November 23rd on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao’s next fight card in Macao, […]

Arum: Donaire should be proud of his performance against Vetyeka

By Chris Williams: Nonito Donaire (33-2, 21 KO’s) won the WBA Super World featherweight title last night in a fight that went 4 rounds – just long enough for him to get the victory – last night with his technical decision win over champion Simpiwe Vetyeka (26-3, 16 KO’s) at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, […]

Donaire defeats Vetyeka by controversial technical decision

By Chris Williams: Nonito Donaire (33-2, 21 KO’s) defeated WBA Super World featherweight champion Simpiwe Vetyeka (26-3, 16 KO’s) by a very controversial 4 round technical decision on Saturday night at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China. Donaire suffered a cut in the 1st round from what appeared to be a right […]

Vetyeka: I’m prepared to frustrate Donaire

By Chris Williams: WBA Super World featherweight champion Simpiwe Vetyeka (26-2, 16 KO’s) will be defending his title tonight against former three division world champion Nonito Donaire (32-2, 21 KO’s) in a fight that will be televised on HBO at 4 pm ET/PT from the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China. Vetyeka, 33, […]

Merchant sees Donaire getting big fights if he defeats Vetyeka on Saturday

By Chris Williams: Former HBO commentator Larry Merchant sees former three weight world champion Nonito Donaire (32-2, 21 KO’s) getting some big fights in the near future if he gets passed WBA Super World featherweight champion Simpiwe Vetyeka (26-2, 16 KO’s) in their fight this Saturday at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., […]

Donaire: I’m confident I’ll beat Vetyeka

By Chris Williams: With his career no longer looking as promising as it once did two years ago when he was voted in as the 2012 Fighter of the Year, Nonito Donaire (32-2, 21 KO’s) will be stepping up against his first real featherweight in WBA Super World featherweight champion Simpiwe Vetyeka (26-2, 16 KO’s) […]

Donaire takes on Vetyeka this Saturday in Macao, China

LONDON (May 29) – Filipino hotshot Nonito Donaire is ready to begin a new era of dominance when he challenges Simpiwe Vetyeka in his bid to become a five-weight world champion. The 31-year-old is looking to get his career back on track following a disappointing 2013 which saw him lose to skilled Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux […]

Darchinyan hoping for third fight against Donaire if he beats Nicholas Walters

By Chris Williams: Vic Darchinyan (39-6-1, 28 KO’s) would like nothing better than to upset Top Rank’s plans on matching Nonito Donaire up against WBA featherweight champion Nicholas Walters (23-0, 19 KO’s) by beating Walters in their fight this Saturday night at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China. Darchinyan says Donaire likely […]

Donaire: If Vetyeka runs, I’ll go after him

By Chris Williams: Nonito Donaire (32-2, 21 KO’s) will be back in the ring this Saturday night challenging WBA Super World featherweight champion Simpiwe Vetyeka (26-2, 16 KO’s) for his title at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China. Donaire’s promoter Bob Arum lined him up with a title shot in the weight […]

Donaire battles Vetyeka on Saturday

MACAU, CHINA (May 28, 2014) – It’s back to the future for four-division world champion and 2012 Fighter of the Year Year NONITO “The Filipino Flash” DONAIRE as he finishes off a training camp that hasn’t been this rigorous and back to basics since his stellar year in 2012. Donaire is moving up yet another […]

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