January 18th, 2011 By Pedro FernandezBEST OF NONITO TO COME!
San Francisco, CA- On the 19th of next month, the “Filipino Flash” Nonito Donaire (25-1, 17 KOs) will match skills with WBC/WBA 118 lb. champ Fernando Montiel (43-2-2, 34 KOs) in Las Vegas, NV. I have always liked this matchup for Nonito, especially seeing he’s got height and reach on the Mexican mauler, who like Donaire was fighting at 115 before his three pound climb to bantamweight (118). Currently, Donaire is a 2-1 favorite over Montiel, something I expect will grow to better than 3-1 come fight time.
BEST FILIPINO BOXER BAR NONE!
In his last ten scraps, the 28-year old Donaire, Philippine born and now living in San Leandro, CA, went the distance (12 rounds with only world class Rafael Conception and gatekeeper Oscar Andrade, that means eight guys have been drilled early. In his last bout in December, Donaire toyed with Volodymyr Sydorenko before stopping the pesky Russkie inside of four fistic frames.
MONTIEL LOOKS TINY NEXT TO NONITO!
Looking at Montiel’s previous ten dance partners, only two went the route, one draw and seven whacks! Juan Rosas and Z Gorres, both rated, went 10 & 12 rounds. The fight is being looked at from Donaire’s perspective anyway, as a step to superstardom as a win over Montiel, a Mexican champion with a huge following, would clearly “make” Nonito the man at 122! Too bad he and Manny Pacquiao are so far apart in weight for what a match that would be, “Pinoy vs. Pinoy” for all the marbles!
DONAIRE NOT EVEN ON PAC’S RADAR!
As the Congressman Manny Pacquiao and welterweight champ gets ready for a May match with nearly 40-year old Shane Mosley, Donaire is taking on the division’s best fighter outside of himself. When it is all said and done, people will realize that the “Filipino Flash” has the goods as we say it in the fight game.