FORMER champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire sealed his campaign for the year with impressive victory over a Mexican fighter at Quiet Cannon, Montebello, California recently.
The crafty 21-year old and General Santos City-born Donaire dominated Gilberto Bolaños in each of their 8-round clash Friday.
Two judges had it 79-71 apiece while the third judge saw it 80-70 all for Donaire, who improved to 9-1 win-loss record with 6 knockouts.
It was the second win as bantamweight in as many fights this year of Donaire. In his last fight, he stopped another veteran Mexican Ricardo Barrera in just four rounds at the same venue.
Donaire, shortly held the WBO Asia Pacific flyweight title that he relinquished without making a defense. He stopped Thailand’s Kaichon Sor Vorapin in the second round last September 2002 in Guam.
Making his United States debut, Philippine super-featherweight champ Bobby Pacquiao was also victorious. He scored a knockdown in the fifth round, in route to 80-71, 80-71, 79-72 decision against a patsy, Oscar Villa also from Mexico.
It will be Pacquiao’s last fight before puting his title on the line against Dexter Delada on Dec. 11 at The Fort in Taguig as undercard of his older brother Manny’s bout against Fahsan 3K Battery Por Thawatchai of Thailand.
In other results, José Figueroa dominated Leonardo Castillo over eight, 78-73 (twice) and 77-74; Middleweight Joey Aragón stopped George Moreno in the second of scheduled four rounder while welterweight Francisco Zepeda decisioned Eduardo Estrella over four with scores 40-34 (twice) and 40-34.
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