“The Filipino Flash” Nonito Donaire proves he is a Star in Boxing
By Gabriel Montoya, from Maxboxing.com (Dec 6, 2010) Special to Doghouse Boxing (Photo © German Villasenor)
In the co-feature to Humberto Soto vs. Urbano Antillon (Soto won by UD), “The Filipino Flash” Nonito Donaire, 25-1 (17), with a shot at WBC bantamweight champion Fernando Montiel on the line, absolutely leveled former WBA bantamweight champ Wladimir Sidorenko, 22-3-2 (7), in four brutal rounds. Donaire has been on the backburner in recent years after his KO victory over Vic Darchinyan. Saturday, he came to show he is a star in the sport and he did just that. He dropped Sidorenko late in round one, did it again in round three and finished the bloodied and battered former champ in round four. The time was 1:48.

In what was supposed to be a showdown with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Pawel Wolak, 28-1 (18), took out late replacement Jose Pinzon, 19-2-1 (13) after getting dropped in the second round. Wolak was busy on the inside with chopping rights and lefts against the boxer/puncher Pinzon, who just couldn’t stand up to the pressure of Wolak. A big right hand from Wolak made Pinzon slump over his shoulder and the referee called a halt to the action, if a bit prematurely, as Pinzon had been absorbing a lot of hard shots. The time was 2:24.

Lightweight contender Miguel Garcia, 24-0 (20), looked sharp in stopping Oliver Lontchi, 18-2-2 (8). Garcia was economical and efficient in his attack as he slowly pressured with the jab and right hand and then ramped up his attack midway through the five rounds of the bout. In the fifth, Garcia dropped Lontchi with an overhand right and then got him out of there with a follow up barrage. The time was 1:30 of the fifth.

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