Magdaleno dethrones Donaire, stays unbeaten

ABS-CBN News on Nov 06, 2016 02:39 PM
Magdaleno dethrones Donaire, stays unbeaten
Jessie Magdaleno hits Nonito Donaire, of the Philippines, during their WBO junior featherweight title boxing match Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Jessie Magdaleno outworked Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire over the course of 12 rounds to earn a unanimous decision victory and become the new WBO super bantamweight champion on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

The judges scored the bout 116-112, 116-112, and 118-110.

Magdaleno took control in the second half of the fight, using his body shots to slow down "The Filipino Flash" then landing left hooks that rendered Donaire's left eye swollen.

Magdaleno stays unbeaten, with now a record of 24 wins and no loss.

Donaire suffered the fourth loss of his career against 37 wins.


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