July 7, 2007

San Leandro Man Wins World Boxing Title

San Leandro's Nonito Donaire won the IBF and IBO flyweight championships on Saturday, July 7, 2007, after a technical knockout of undefeated Vic Darchinyan. The end came 38 seconds into the fifth round when Donaire, The Filipino Flash, nailed Darchinyan with a left hook. Darchinyan fell to the floor, tried to get up, but ended up on his knees with his hands raised. The referee stopped the fight and awarded the win to Donaire, his first world title.

Donaire is originally from General Santos, Philippines. The win improves Donaire's rcord to 18 wins and 1 loss with 11 knockouts.

Click here for news article from Connecticut Post.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at July 7, 2007 11:19 PM | TrackBack
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