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Donaire says let’s do it again

Nonito Donaire, Jr. said yesterday he’s open to fighting newly-crowned super WBA/IBF bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue in a rematch if that’s what Ringstar Sports CEO Richard Schaefer has in mind for the future as the undefeated Japanese is penciled for two bouts in the US and one in Japan next year under the Top Rank banner......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsNov 10th, 2019Related News

Not over for Donaire

World Boxing Super Series co-founder and Ringstar Sports CEO Richard Schaefer said yesterday Nonito Donaire’s gutsy performance against Naoya Inoue in Saitama the other night has opened “many doors” for the Filipino Flash who pushed the unbeaten Japanese to the brink before suffering a late knockdown in a loss by unanimous decision......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsNov 9th, 2019Related News

Despite loss to crafty Japanese foe, Donaire still fulfills vow to kids

Though visibly outgunned by his younger and more powerful Japanese foe, Nonito Donaire stood his ground and showed the world the true essence of bravery in the ring. Ranged against the heavy-handed Naoya Inoue before more than 20,000 fans at Saitama Super Arena in Japan on Thursday, the soon-to-be 37-year-old Donaire was a picture of […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsNov 8th, 2019Related News

LOOK: Donaire borrows trophy from Inoue to fulfill promise to sons

MANILA, Philippines – Nonito Donaire honored his promise to his two sons as they got to witness and get their hands on the Muhammad Ali trophy even if the "Filipino Flash" fell short of winning it.  Donaire told his sons they would see the precious hardware after his World Boxing ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 8th, 2019Related News

Donaire falls versus unbeaten Japanese titlist

Naoya Inoue, the younger champion from Yokohama, proved too much for Nonito Donaire last night, carving out a unanimous decision before some 20,000 fans at the Saitama Super Stadium in Japan......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsNov 8th, 2019Related News

Gutsy Nonito Donaire Jr. drops decision to Naoya Inoue

Filipino boxing legend Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire became just the third man to go the distance against Japanese KO artist Naoya “The Monster” Inoue, losing via Unanimous Decision in the finals of the World Boxing Super Series Bantamweight Tournament, Thursday evening at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Looking to avoid being another name on Inoue’s list of KO victims, Donaire came out aggressive and found early success, opening up a cut on the Japanese star’s right eyebrow with a well-placed hook.  The cut appeared to have Inoue rattled as Donaire tried to capitalize in the succeeding rounds. Inoue regained his composure as the fight went on, using his speed to wear down the older Donaire.  The Pinoy had a second wind in the ninth round as he connected on a combination that had Inoue a bit wobbly.  That would be the last significant stretch of offense for Donaire, as Inoue continued to outstrike the four-division champion until the final bell. After 12 rounds, Inoue walked away with the Unanimous Decision win, 116-111, 114-113, 117-109, to retain the IBF and Ring Magazine Bantamweight Championships and claim the WBA (Super) Bantamweight Championship. Inoue also takes home the prestigious Ali Trophy and improves to 19-0 in his career.  Donaire drops to 40-6.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 7th, 2019Related News

Inoue wins over Donaire via unanimous decision

Naoya “Monster” Inoue (19-0-0,16KOs) of Japan remained undefeated after outlasting former four-division world champ Nonito Donaire (40-6-0,26KOs) of the Philippines via unanimous decision to win the Muhammad Ali trophy in the World Boxing Super Series and unified the IBF and WBA bantamweight titles in Saitama Super Arena in Japan on Thursday, November 7, 2019. Inoue […] The post Inoue wins over Donaire via unanimous decision appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsNov 7th, 2019Related News

Donaire falls short vs Monster Inoue in Japan

    MANILA, Philippines – Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire fell short of beating Naoya “Monster” Inoue on Thursday night, November 7 losing by unanimous decision in the World Boxing Super Series bantamweight final at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The scores were 116-111, 117-109, and 114-113, which should have ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 7th, 2019Related News

Gritty Donaire falls to Inoue in bantamweight title showdown

Nonito Donaire Jr. displayed tremendous heart in losing a unanimous decision to Japanese sensation Naoya Inoue in their bantamweight title unification bout Thursday at the Super Arena, in Saitama, Japan......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 7th, 2019Related News

Donaire tries to slay Monster Inoue in world series title duel

    MANILA, Philippines – An aging warrior having a second wind in a sterling career against a punisher puncher at the peak of his powers. Turning 37 in a few days, Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire will battle 26-year-old Naoya “Monster” Inoue on Thursday, November 7 in the World ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 6th, 2019Related News

Donaire underdog against Japanese ‘monster’

Nonito Donaire is used to being the favorite whenever he steps into the ring. Now, the 2012 Fighter of the Year and four-division champion will be treading new ground when he faces Japanese pound-for-pound boss Naoya Inoue, who has earned the nickname “Monster,” on Nov. 7, in Saitama, Japan. But the 36-year-old Donaire doesn’t mind. […] The post Donaire underdog against Japanese ‘monster’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsNov 3rd, 2019Related News

Donaire has secret plan for Inoue

Super WBA bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire Jr. is keeping his gameplan for Naoya Inoue close to his chest and the only thing he’ll disclose is it’s a perfect antidote for the Japanese when they clash in the World Boxing Super Series final at the Super Saitama Arena on Nov. 7......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 27th, 2019Related News

No more available ticket left for Nonito fight

The Nov. 7 clash between Nonito Donaire and Naoya ‘Monster’ Inoue at the Saitama Super Arena is such a big hit that not even one ticket is available for purchase, according to Comosa AG, which is promoting the superfight. Boxingscene reported on Friday that Kalle Sauerland of Comosa AG is now in a quandary as […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsOct 11th, 2019Related News

Donaire to train in Manila for Inoue

Super WBA bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire Jr. is coming to Manila for the final phase of training less than three weeks before his much-awaited duel with regular WBA/IBF unified titlist Naoya Inoue at the 36,500-seat Super Saitama Arena in Japan on Nov. 7......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 3rd, 2019Related News

PH has 5 world boxing champions… and counting!

PROFESSIONAL boxing is alive and well in the Philippines. The country currently has five Filipino world boxing  champions led by Senator Manny Pacquiao who owns the World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight belt. The other Pinoys  are  WBA bantamweight king Nonito Donaire,  World Boxing Organization (WBO)  bantamweight interim champion  Johnriel Casimero, International Boxing Federation (IBF) super […] The post PH has 5 world boxing champions… and counting! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsSep 27th, 2019Related News

BOXING: Pedro Taduran stops Samuel Salva to capture IBF Minimumweight crown

MANILA - A new Filipino boxing world champion was crowned Saturday evening, as Pedro “Heneral” Taduran needed only four rounds to dispatch Samuel Salva to become the new IBF Minimumweight World Champion. The Taduran-Salva clash for the vacant crown served as the main event of the second installment of MP Promotions’ Manny Pacquiao Championship Boxing series which was held at the Jurado Hall inside the Marine Camp in Taguig.  The 22-year old Taduran overcame an early scare in the opening round after the #1-ranked IBF contender Salva had him rocked and led to an early count.  After and even second frame, Taduran took over in the third round, unloading relentlessly on an exhausted Salva.  More of the same from Taduran in the fourth round, but action was halted briefly after Salva was penalized for a headbutt.  Taduran continued his offensive assault on Salva, landing combination after combination in until the conclusion of the fourth frame.  A dazed Salva was unable to answer the bell for the fifth round, and referee Danrex Tapdasan waved the bout off, giving Taduran the TKO victory.  “Napaka-saya ko ngayong gabi na nag-world champion na ako, nakuha ko na yung pinangarap ko simula pa noong maliit ako,” an elated Taduran told ABS-CBN Sports.  This was Taduran’s second shot at world title gold, coming up short in his first attempt, which was for the WBC’s minimumweight strap against Thailand’s undefeated Wanheng Menayothin back in 2018.  “Yun na po talaga yung pangarap ko, maging world champion, kaya pinagpatuloy ko, kahit hindi ko nakuha nung unang lumaban ako para sa world championship,” Taduran added.  The Albay native improves to 14-2 in his professional career and joins the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Nonito Donaire Jr., and Jerwin Ancajas as current reigning Pinoy world champions.   .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 7th, 2019Related News

Monstrous night for boxing: Donaire vs Godzilla on Nov. 7

NONITO Donaire is taking on Japanese Naoya Inoue – popularly known as Godzilla back home – on Nov. 7. The Japanese KO artist has terrorized the bantamweight division with his terrifying display of power. The Donaire-Inoue battle set at the Saitama Super Arena will be the finals of the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) tournament that featured […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsAug 9th, 2019Related News

Donaire the ‘real’ monster

Ringstar Sports CEO Richard Schaefer downplayed Japanese superstar Naoya Inoue’s reputation as a “monster” and instead, called super WBA bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire, Jr. the “real” monster as he confirmed yesterday talks leading to their showdown in the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) final in Tokyo on Nov. 9......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 1st, 2019Related News

Kawhi Leonard, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Nonito Donaire Jr. among the stars present at Pacquiao-Thurman

Kawhi Leonard, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Nonito Donaire Jr. among the stars present at Pacquiao-Thurman.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 21st, 2019Related News

Nonito Donaire now in camp for Naoya Inoue

Nonito Donaire Jr. is staying fit in the gym even as the date and site for his World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) final showdown with Japan’s Naoya Inoue are still undetermined......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJul 13th, 2019Related News