Donaire vs. Montiel

Nonito Donaire: Not Only the Next Manny Pacquiao, But The Next Oscar Dela Hoya?

By Rod Bautista: Photo credit Zanfer boxing – Nonito Donaire’s destruction Saturday night of former bantamweight champion Fernando Montiel has caused quite the stir in the boxing world. Many fans and scribes who were waiting for Donaire’s response to his first serious test in the boxing ring definitely got their answer.

Arum gushing about Donaire, thinks he can win titles at 122 up to 130

By Chris Williams: Photo credit Naoki Fakuda – Top Rank Promoter Bob Arum was all grins after his fighter Nonito Donaire (26-1, 18 KO’s) stopped WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Fernando Montiel in a 2nd round last Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Arum, who also promotes Manny Pacquiao, sees great things in Donaire […]

Donaire impressive against Montiel, but Gamboa and Lopez may be too good for him

By Chris Williams: Photo credit Zanfer boxing – Boxing fans are getting excited right now about Nonito Donaire (26-1, 18 KO’s) after watching him stop 5’4” WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Fernando Montiel last night in the 2nd round at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, in Las Vegas. This was certainly a good win, but let’s […]

Donaire annihilates Montiel: Nonito is The Real Deal!

By Rod Bautista: Photo credit Zanfer boxing – If there were any questions if the hype and attention Nonito Donaire has been receiving is deserved, they were definitely answered Saturday night. Donaire’s destruction of Fernando Montiel in the 2nd round not only earned him the the WBC and WBO bantamweight title’s, but surely an early […]

Donaire says the left hand he hit Montiel with was the hardest punch he ever threw

By Jason Kim: Photo credit Zanfer boxing – Nonito Donaire (26-1, 18 KO’s) blasted out WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Fernando Montiel (44-3-2, 34 KO’s) in a 2nd round TKO on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada. While the 31-year-old Montiel was stopped on his feet by referee Russell Mora […]

Donaire stops Montiel: The referee should have stopped the fight after the knockdown

By Dan Ambrose: Photo credit Sumio Yamada -The referee really did WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Fernando Montiel no favors by allowing the fight to continue after he was knocked down tonight by challenger Nonito Donaire in their fight at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Montiel was tagged with a huge left […]

Donaire destroys Montiel!

By Jim Dower: Photo credit Sumio Yamada – Nonito Donaire (26-1, 18 KO’s) made quick work of WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Fernando Montiel (44-3-2, 34 KO’s), taking him out with a huge left hand to the head that floored Montiel in the 2nd round in their fight on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Resort & […]

Donaire stops Montiel in 2nd round!

By Dave Lahr: Photo credit Sumio Yamada – Moments ago, Nonito Donaire (26-1, 18 KO’s) destroyed a weight drained looking WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Fernando Montiel (44-3-2, 34 KO’s) in the 2nd round at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Montiel looked like the effort that he had made to melt down […]

Donaire-Montiel early results

By Jim Dower: In early action on Saturday’s Nonito Donaire vs. Fernando Montiel fight card at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, unbeaten welterweight contender Mike Jones (24-0, 18 KO’s) improved on his previous performance against Jesus Soto-Karass (24-6-3, 16 KO’s), defeating him by a 12 round unanimous decision by the scores […]

Lederman says Montiel is the best puncher in the lighter divisions – News

By Dave Lahr: Photo credit Naoki Fokuda Harold Lederman, the HBO unofficial ringside judge, believes that WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Fernando Montiel (44-2-2, 34 KO’s) is the biggest puncher in the lighter weight divisions and hits as hard as a welterweight. These are my thoughts as well. Montiel, 31, has a huge fight tomorrow night against […]

Weights: Montiel 118, Donaire 118 – Nonito looks nervous

By Dave Lahr: Photo credit Naoki Fakuda – At today’s weigh-in for Saturday’s clash between WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Fernando Montiel (44-2-2, 34 KO’s) and challenger Nonito Donaire (25-1, 17 KO’s), the 31-year-old Montiel weighed in at a cut 118 lbs. Montiel looked sharp as a razor with washboard abs. He beamed confidence, smiling frequently at […]

Montiel to end Donaire’s 24-fight winning streak and ruin his chances for fame

By Dave Lahr: Nonito Donaire (25-1, 17 KO’s) hasn’t been beaten in 10 years since losing a five round decision to Rosendo Sanchez in his second fight as a pro in 2001. Since then, the 28-year-old Donaire has won 24 consecutive fights going into his fight on Saturday night, February 19th against WBC/WBO bantamweight champion […]

Donaire-Montiel: Fischer believes Nonito is vulnerable this Saturday

By Dave Lahr: Writer Doug Fischer believes that Nonito Donaire (25-1, 17 KO’s) could be vulnerable to getting beaten this Saturday night against WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Fernando Montiel (44-2, 34 KO’s) in their fight at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Can Donaire become a boxing star by defeating Montiel?

By Gerardo Granados: Next Saturday 19th Nonito Donaire will battle against the most dangerous rival in his boxing career, he will fight against Mexican boxing great and three divisions champion Fernando Montiel. Nonito has never been against such a great boxer and this is by far the most difficult adversary in the bantamweight division, but […]

Donaire-Montiel: Nonito can’t wait to get in the ring with Fernando

By Dave Lahr: Former IBF light flyweight champion Nonito Donaire (25-1, 17 KO’s) is just raring to go for his fight next Saturday night against WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Fernando Montiel (44-2-2, 34 KO’s) at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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