Donaire world champion anew

SPORTS • Sun Sep 24, 2017 09:56 PM  •  172   0
By Edwin Fernandez from philboxing.com
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Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire (Philboxing.com)
Nonito "The Flash" Donaire recaptured the WBA featherweight division title by defeating Ruben Garcia Hernandez in a unanimous decision Sunday.

Returning to the featherweight division, Donaire made his debut under Ringstar Sports in San Antonio, Texas.

He gained control of the fight with a series of jabs and lateral movement. Philboxing.com said Donaire rocked Hernandez with hooks and uppercuts when he came in close.

But Hernandez showed he had a hard chin, and Donaire’s left uppercut in the penultimate round would have knocked out most boxers, the boxing online news reported.


Hernandez managed to get in close until the final round and got his shots in, but it was not enough to alter the course of the fight. 

Donaire won the WBC Silver featherweight belt by scores of 100-90, 97-93, 99-91. Donaire goes up to 38-4, 24 KO’s, Hernandez drops to 22-3-1, 9 KO’s. 

This was Donaire’s first fight since he lost his WBO world super bantamweight title to Jessie Magdaleno last November 5, 2016.

Now 34 years old, he showed he still has a lot left in the tank. 
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