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Donaire vs. Montiel

Merchant says Donaire’s win over Montiel puts him at an elite level, but wonders whether Americans care about bantamweights

By Chris Williams: Nonito Donaire (26-1, 18 KO’s) may have scored a spectacular victory in defeating WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Fernando Montiel (44-3-2, 34 KO’s) last Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, but it might not have been enough for Americans to get behind Donaire and start seeing him as […]

Donaire to stay at bantamweight for one more fight, likely face Mares-Agbeko winner

By Dan Ambrose: Newly crowned WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (26-1, 18 KO’s) will be sticking around the bantamweight division for at least one more fight to take on the winner of the Joseph Agebeko vs. Abner Mares bout. For Donaire, this would be a unification bout, as Agbeko currently holds down the IBF bantamweight […]

Donaire looked huge compared to the tiny Montiel

By Chris Williams: Photo credit Sumio Yamada – If you look at last night’s fight between Nonito Donaire (26-1, 18 KO’s) and WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Fernando Montiel (42-3-2, 34 KO’s), you’ll notice immediately how much bigger the 5’6″ Donaire was compared to the 5’4″ Montiel. It’s more than just height. Donaire looked huge in terms […]

Nonito Donaire; Heir to the throne that Pacquiao will leave

By Reynaldo Sanchez: Photo credit Sumio Yamada – To the Philippine star Manny Pacquiao, we will see perhaps, in 2 or 3 fights in the future. Since is natural, the boxing, the press and the boxing fans, they move his eyes looking for the successor of the Congressman. This frenetic search, it seems came to […]

Fernando Montiel fails to deliver: Montiel looked pale, stale, weak, stiff, and slow

By Francisco Hernandez: Photo credit Zanfer boxing – Last night at the Mandalay Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, a pale looking Fernando Montiel looked too weak and stale, extremely slow and stiff to put up much of a fight against Nonito Donaire. Montiel had the effervescence of a stale Corona beer that has been left […]

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.… Read

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 […]

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