Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire
Friday, December 07, 2007
Last weekend Showtime aired three fights that ended with three spectacular TKO finishes: Former undisputed light heavyweight Antonio Tarver pummeled Danny Santiago before eventually finishing him in the 4th round; Vernon Forrest put on a clinic until he stopped Michele Piccirillo in the 11th; and Nonito Donaire put Luis Maldonado down for the count with a left hook in the 8th round of their bout.
Above is a highlight of the end of all three fights…
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Legendary Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver (left) kept his IBO crown with a fourth-round stoppage over Danny Santiago. Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime
MASHANTUCKET, CT – Three of boxing’s biggest and most important players notched impressive victories on the final Showtime Championship Boxing telecast of 2007. Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver, Vernon “The Viper” Forrest and “The Filipino Flash” Nonito Donaire each scored TKO victories before an enthusiastic crowd Saturday at the Fox Arena at Foxwoods Resort Casino.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Vernon Forrest, Antonio Tarver, Danny Santiago and Nonito Donaire strike a pose for the media at Gallagher’s Steak House in New York at the final press conference before Saturday’s world championship fights. Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime
Showtime Championship Boxing will present an extraordinary tripleheader as its season finale when IBO light heavyweight champion Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver defends against Danny Santiago, Vernon Forrest risks his WBA 154-pound crown against former IBF welterweight kingpin Michele Piccirillo and Nonito Donaire, fresh off his knockout victory over previously undefeated Vic Darchinyan in the Upset of the year, makes the initial defense of his IBF flyweight belt against mandatory challenger Luis Maldonado.
Promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, LLC, the three scheduled 12-round fights will be televised live from Foxwoods Resort Casino, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast.)
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Nonito Donaire captured the IBF/IBO flyweight titles with a brutal fifth-round knockout over defending champ and previously undefeated Vic Darchinyan. Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Forget the date. Forget the odds. There was nothing “lucky” about what transpired Saturday on Showtime. Nor was there anything “fluky.”
New world champions Joachim “Tia-Joa” Alcine (World Boxing Association super welterweight) and Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire (International Boxing Federation/International Boxing Organization flyweight) did exactly what they had to do to dispose of previously undefeated defending titlists “Tremendous” Travis Simms and Vic “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan, respectively, in the co-main events on Showtime Championship Boxing.