Donaire beats Vazquez via split decision
Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire, Jr beats Wilfredo Vasquez, Jr, Saturday night at the Alamodome to claim the vacant Junior Featherweight title after 12 rounds via a split decision.
Apparently, Donaire wasn’t expecting Vasquez to be as tough as he was disproving what the Filipino Flash said he would knock the Mexican fighter out. While it could have been a consolation for Vasquez not being knocked out, he was knocked down in the 9th round giving away the match that easy.
For what seems a surprise for Donaire’s fans, his left hand was badly hurt that by the time the glove was taken away, it was full of blood.
“Vazquez was tougher than I expected,” said Donaire, who thought the hand was broken. “I couldn’t find my rhythm and I hurt my hand somewhere between the second and fourth rounds. I could only move it a little bit.”
It was not a spectacular win for Donaire contrary to what his fans have been expecting, but it was a hard-fought match and he deserves every accolade he gets.
This win would entitle Donaire for another 2 fights this year, although his next opponent hasn’t been revealed yet.
Nonito Donaire beats Wilfredo Vazquez Jr in decision
SAN ANTONIO -- Nonito Donaire, who has already won titles at flyweight and bantamweight, plus an interim title at junior bantamweight, won yet another piece of hardware.
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