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Pacquiao Watching and Donaire Odyssey

Pacquiao Watching and Donaire Odyssey

By Mon, Dec 17, 2012 8:00AM UTC 37 Comments Pacquiao Watching and Donaire Odyssey

As good and as spectacular was Nonito Donaire’s KO victory over Jorge Arce, it cannot take away the pain of the many who are still grieving over the shock defeat of Manny Pacquiao to Juan Manuel Marquez. To proclaim that it redeemed the pride of the Philippines is to rob away the honor from Donaire...

Donaire Odyssey: Nonito can sure light up

By Mon, Oct 15, 2012 8:39AM UTC Comments Off

It should be just a matter of time before Nonito Donaire becomes a regular headliner of pay per view events. He has all the elements to become a top PPV attraction.  He is explosive.  He has style. He is articulate and certainly has the personality to attract crossover sports fans. He may not approximate the...

Donaire Odyssey: A class of his own

By Mon, Jul 09, 2012 7:55AM UTC 3 Comments Donaire Odyssey:  A class of his own

After the fifth round of the Nonito Donaire-Jeffrey Mathebula unification fight, I decided it was time to drive to Koronadal City to attend the burial of Jonas, eldest son of fellow journalist Allen Estabillo. Jonas died of dengue fever Thursday last week, days after a family excursion and out of town trip made him swear...

Donaire Odyssey: Nonito needs to be hungry

By Sat, Oct 22, 2011 8:29AM UTC 6 Comments Donaire Odyssey: Nonito needs to be hungry

His lofty world ranking notwithstanding, Nonito Donaire is still a hungry fighter. The eight-month layoff in between tomorrow’s fight and Donaire’s last makes him even fiercer.  And with his quest for recognition and honor as motivations, Donaire is a dangerous predator when he faces Argentinean Omar Narvaez for what will be his last fight as...

Donaire Odyssey: A stroke of luck

By Fri, May 20, 2011 11:40AM UTC 18 Comments Donaire Odyssey: A stroke of luck

For a while, it looked like Nonito Donaire Jr’s career was hanging in the balance. He was supposed to fight a unification bout against Anselmo Moreno on May 28. Nonito captured the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and the World Boxing Council (WBC) bantamweight crown by knocking out former champion Fernando Montiel in the second round...

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