Donaire knocks Bedak out in 3 rounds to keep title

FIRST. A strong Nonito Donaire Jr. pounds challenger Zsolt Bedak in this exchange for the match’s first knockdown. (Photo by ALBERT FLORES)

Nonito Donaire Sr. said his son would win in six. Junior proved him wrong and took only three rounds to retain his WBO super bantamweight title at the Cebu City Sports Center tonight in front of a crowd estimated at 20,000. After a cautious first round, Donaire, known as The Filipino Flash, sent Zsolt Bedak to…

Donaire Sr. sees 6th round knockout win by son over Bedak

I CAME HERE TO BOX, that’s what challenger Zsolt Bedak (left), a technical former Olympian, said about his fight tomorrow with WBO super bantamweight title holder Nonito Donaire Jr. He said the match will go 12 rounds. However, for Nonito Donaire Sr., the trainer of the champion, the fight will end with Bedak’s knockout in the sixth round.

A visibly pumped Nonito Donaire Jr. is drawing energy from the home crowd, hoping for an explosive finish against challenger Zsolt Bedak in his first defense of the WBO super bantamweight title at the Cebu City Sports Center. “I feel like there’s a fire burning inside me. Dako kaayo akong pasalamat sa mga tawo, I…

Inspired Donaire Jr. dedicates fight to Dad, draws strength from Cebu crowd

DIFFERENT FIGHTER. Nonito Donaire Jr., the five-division world champion, said he is a different fighter now than how he was years ago, when he relied on sheer talent and admitted that at times, he wouldn't study his opponents' film.

LAHI gyud ang Cebu. An inspired and emotional Nonito Donaire Jr. said he is drawing strength from the support of the Cebuanos and is dedicating his title defense of the WBO junior featherweight title against Zsolt Bedak to his father and namesake, Nonito Donaire Sr. “Sa mga Cebuano, grabe kaayo ang inyong suporta sa mga…

9 things you need to know about the Donaire vs. Bedak fight

Cebu City will host the biggest boxing match in the Philippines this year on April 23, with Nonito Donaire Jr. himself in the main event. The event, co-promoted by ALA Promotions and Top Rank promotions, is also expected to draw the who’s who in boxing like Manny Pacquiao and Bob Arum himself. Excited? Here are…