Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Proud Boholano Donaire Dominates Maldonado

Posted by: John Gregg

One of boxing's best young champions was back at work and he left little doubt that he is one of the rising stars in the sport in 2007.

Nonito Donaire
IBF flyweight king Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire
Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME
The winner of the Upset of the Year" award when he leveled Vic Darchinyan, IBF flyweight king Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire returned to the ring to make his first title defense and he scored a bloody 8th round TKO over Mexico's Luis Maldonado.

The 7 to 1 underdog, who scored a electrifying 5th round TKO over the heavily favored Darchinyan last July, came out blazing against the switch-hitting Maldonado; opening cuts over both of the challenger's eyes in the second round. Maldonado repeatedly returned fire but Donaire's power proved unstoppable and he dropped the challenger near the end of the 7th, after connecting with a hard uppercut followed by a scalding left hook to the chin.

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