Congratulations to the entire Philippine nation again as Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire brought fame and honor to the country once again when he beat Fernando Montiel of Mexico last February 19, 2011 !
I’m so proud that once again another Filipino more particularly a fellow Bisaya is considered as another rising boxing superstar. You can watch the interesting fight by viewing the Nonito Donaire vs. Fernando Montiel youtube video
Nonito Donaire put a stop to Fernando Montiel’s winning streak with a deadly left hook at Round number 2 and snatched both the World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Organization (WBO) Bantamweight World Titles. His record advanced to 26 wins (18 knockouts) with only 1 loss.
Donaire has all won his last 25 fights. A three-division world champion, where he won four world titles in three different boxing weight classes and is touted as the second Filipino and third Asian to become a three-division world. According to wikipedia, Donaire is said to be switch-hitter with the ability to fight either southpaw or orthodox. The Ring Magazine ranks him as the number three pound-for-pound boxer in the world.
Donaire’s wife is Rachel Marcial, a Filipino American USA National Collegiate and Military Taekwondo Champion. (A fight between Rachel and Nonito would be interesting I wonder who would win hehehehehe.) They should have been given triton wedding bands during their wedding.
Some sports commentators believe that Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire will be the de facto successor to Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao. But Donaire still has a long way to go and his boxing income is still a fraction as that of Pacquiao. However he is on his way there. He has the technical skills and the spirit of a winning fighter. He has the speed and punching power of Pacquiao.
While Pacquiao is on the verge of retirement, Donaire seems to have a long and bright path ahead of him. If he keeps things up, he might become the next Manny Pacquiao.
Anyway, here is the interesting fight. Enjoy the Nonito Donaire vs. Fernando Montiel youtube video and once again congrats to us all. Donaire’s victory is a victory for all Filipinos ! Mabuhay !