Donaire decisions Juarez, wins back WBO 122-pound title
Milan Ordoņez on Dec 12, 2015 12:32 PM
Photo credit: Top Rank Boxing Facebook page
Nonito Donaire is once again the WBO super-bantamweight champion of the world.
“The Filipino Flash”, who is nine years older than opponent Cesar Juarez, proved that he still has a lot left in the tank when he socred a unanimous decision victory.
The first half of the fight was dicated by the more experienced Donaire, who was landing hard counter punches. Juarez was taking too much damage, that in the fourth round of their fight, he already experienced his second knock down of the night, courtesy of Donaire’s patented left hook.
The Mexican boxer did show some flashes of brilliance, particularly during the fight’s later rounds. The tenth round of the fight was a notable one, as Donaire was able to land a big shot on Juarez’s nose, bloodying him up. The Filipino boxer, however, appeared to be knocked down late in the round, but the referee ruled it as a slip.
As the final two rounds commenced, it became a battle of grit and determination between the two. Unfortunately for Juarez, Donaire had already done enough to secure himself a nod from all three judges. In the end, he was given a tally of 116-110, 116-110, and 117-109.
Nonito Donaire now holds the WBO 122-pound world championship, the same title he dropped to Cuban boxing sensation Guillermo Rigondeaux in 2013. He improves to a record of 36-3, with 23 victories by knockout.
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