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5 Pinoy champion boxers to be feted in WBC Asian Summit

Nov 18, 2018 - 5:01 PM

Manny Pacquiao and Jerwin Ancajas lead the reigning Filipino world champions who will be honored in the 3rd WBC Women's Convention and Asian Summit

PINOY PRIDE. Jerwin Ancajas and Manny Pacquiao are among the Filipino fighters who made it a banner year for Philippine boxing. File photo

Before training camp, Nonito Donaire helps give away 100 homes in Iloilo

Jan 07, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Donaire will fight Carl Frampton on April 21 in Northern Ireland

GIVING BACK. Nonito Donaire Jr came to the Philippines to help turnover homes donated to typhoon victims before officially starting training camp for his fight with Carl Frampton. File photo by Alecis Cuarezma/Getty Images/AFP

Donaire, with new promoter and trainer, returns with decision win over Hernandez

Sep 24, 2017 - 10:31 AM

Nonito Donaire wins a unanimous decision against unheralded Mexican boxer Ruben Garcia Hernandez in San Antonio.

BACK WITH A WIN. Nonito Donaire Jr returned to the featherweight division with a new promoter and new head trainer. Photo from Ringstar Sports

Nonito Donaire a free agent after splitting with Top Rank

Mar 08, 2017 - 4:21 PM

We re no longer under a promotional contract with Top Rank says Rachel Donaire

GONE IN A FLASH. Nonito Donaire Jr has parted ways with Top Rank, nearly 9 years after signing with the company. File photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Sportswriter Ronnie Nathanielsz dies at 81

Nov 12, 2016 - 5:46 AM

Ronnie Nathanielsz bridged the gap between the eras of Flash Elorde and Manny Pacquiao and was still active in boxing until his death

LEGEND PASSES. Ronnie Nathanielsz (L), seen earlier this year after Nonito Donaire Jr (R) knocked out Zsolt Bedak in Cebu, was never shy about backing down from an issue in his writing. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Pacquiao hits at Donaire’s work ethic: ‘don’t be lazy’

Nov 11, 2016 - 1:17 PM

Pacquiao wants Donaire to take his training sessions more seriously

CHAMPION AGAIN. Manny Pacquiao dropped Jessie Vargas in round two and was the quicker man throughout. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Palace: Pacquiao a 'national treasure in global sports'

Nov 06, 2016 - 5:05 PM

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says the courage and grit displayed by Filipino boxers are the same qualities the country needs to get rid of drugs criminality and corruption

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 05: (R-L) Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines lands a right to the head of Jessie Vargas during their WBO welterweight championship fight at the Thomas & Mack Center on November 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Magdaleno outboxes Donaire to win junior featherweight title

Nov 06, 2016 - 11:27 AM

Jessie Magdaleno wins a unanimous decision over Nonito Donaire Jr on the undercard of Pacquiao vs Vargas in Las Vegas

NEW CHAMP. Nonito Donaire Jr loses his WBO junior featherweight title after being outboxed by unbeaten southpaw Jessie Magdaleno. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Viloria sees tough wins for Pacquiao, Donaire in title fights

Nov 05, 2016 - 5:41 PM

Former boxing champion Brian Viloria thinks Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire will emerge victorious in their upcoming title fights

ONE LAST RUN. Brian Viloria is preparing for one last run as a boxer, but is in Las Vegas to watch the fights of Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire Jr as a fan. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

LIVE: Manny Pacquiao vs Jessie Vargas - WBO welterweight title fight

Nov 05, 2016 - 9:57 AM

Live updates of the Manny Pacquiao vs Jessie Vargas and Nonito Donaire vs Jessie Magdaleno fights from Las Vegas

Pacquiao, Vargas make weight for welterweight title clash

Nov 05, 2016 - 7:29 AM

Manny Pacquiao weighs in at 144 8 pounds while the champion Jessie Vargas weighs 146 5 pounds

FACE-OFF. Manny Pacquiao was reminded that he is in the rare position as challenger by the belt hanging over Jessie Vargas' shoulder. Photo by Mike Williams/Top Rank

Nonito Donaire warns Magdaleno: 'This is not a joke'

Nov 05, 2016 - 1:56 AM

He knows that when it comes down to power for power that he’s not stronger than I am says Nonito Donaire Jr

TITLE CHALLENGER. Nonito Donaire Jr (L) will make the second defense of his WBO junior featherweight title against Jessie Magdaleno (R), an undefeated southpaw from Las Vegas. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Nonito Donaire stands as his own man on first Pacquiao card

Oct 19, 2016 - 7:33 AM

The Filipino Flash explains why he s only now fighting on a Manny Pacquiao card for the first time

HIS OWN MAN. Nonito Donaire Jr has won world titles in more weight classes than any other Filipino boxer aside from Pacquiao. File photo by Alexis Cuarezma/Getty Images/AFP

Donaire slated to face Magdaleno on Pacquiao-Vargas card - report

Sep 01, 2016 - 2:42 PM

Donaire is set to face the undefeated Jessie Magdaleno in his first appearance on a Pacquiao card

Nonito Donaire Jr is all smiles after defending his WBO junior featherweight title. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Nonito Donaire splits with father as head trainer

Aug 22, 2016 - 5:02 PM

The Filipino Flash and his father split once again but this time on better terms

NEW TRAINER. Nonito Donaire Jr (C) will no longer be trained by his father (L) after the father resigned to return home to the Bay Area. File photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

WATCH: Nonito Donaire challenges all comers at junior featherweight

Apr 25, 2016 - 2:55 PM

Nonito Donaire isn’t overly concerned with whom he faces next after his easy 3 round demolition of overmatched Hungarian Zsolt Bedak

FLASH DRIVE. Nonito Donaire Jr looked like his former pound for pound candidate self against Zsolt Bedak. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Donaire blows out Bedak in 3 rounds

Apr 24, 2016 - 12:05 AM

Nonito Donaire Jr drops Zsolt Bedak 3 times en route to the technical knockout win

Nonito Donaire Jr is all smiles after defending his WBO junior featherweight title. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

LIVE COVERAGE: Nonito Donaire vs Zsolt Bedak

Apr 22, 2016 - 9:08 PM

Live updates of the Nonito Donaire vs Zsolt Bedak boxing event from Cebu City Philippines

Donaire dedicates Bedak fight to dad, seeks KO win

Apr 22, 2016 - 11:34 AM

I am a warrior and I go out there with dignity and honor in destroying an opponent says Donaire Jr

Donaire, shown against Anthony Settoul in 2015, wants to score an impressive win to get back on the American TV radar. File photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Nonito Donaire not interested in fighting 'kids' at Rio Olympics

Apr 21, 2016 - 7:00 PM

WBO junior featherweight champ Nonito Donaire Jr thinks it s unfair for pro champions to fight amateurs with less experience

FILIPINO FLASH. Nonito Donaire Jr isn't overly concerned with competing at the 2016 Olympics. File photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

LOOK: Steph Curry gifts Nonito Donaire's sons custom Warriors jerseys

Apr 01, 2016 - 11:49 PM

Reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry did a pretty cool favor for the Filipino Flash on Filipino Heritage Night

GOLDEN STATE GIFT. Stephen Curry gifted Nonito Donaire Jr two custom jerseys for his young sons. Photo from Donaire's Facebook

Donaire vs Bedak title fight moved to Cebu on April 23

Feb 25, 2016 - 8:05 PM

The fight will be Nonito Donaire s first world title fight in the Philippines since 2009

NEW VENUE. Nonito Donaire will be fighting for the fifth time in his country of birth when he meets Zsolt Bedak (R). Donaire photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank, Bedak photo by Thais Llorca/EPA

Donaire hopes Pacquiao's Bible verse post doesn't incite violence against gays

Feb 19, 2016 - 8:32 PM

Donaire writes on his Facebook: I humbly pray that nobody takes the bible verse Pacquiao posted about ‘put to death gays’ LITERALLY

Nonito Donaire Jr doesn't want anyone to act literally on the Bible verses his compatriot recently posted. File photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Nonito Donaire to defend title against Zsolt Bedak in Manila

Feb 06, 2016 - 8:46 PM

Nonito Donaire Jr will face light hitting Zsolt Bedak at Araneta Coliseum on April 23

MANILA CALLING. Nonito Donaire Jr will fight again in his country of birth. File photo by AFP

Nonito Donaire may make first title defense in Philippines

Dec 24, 2015 - 4:54 PM

Nonito Donaire Jr could defend his WBO junior featherweight title in the Philippines in April with Evgeny Gradovich being named as a possible foe

HOMECOMING. Nonito Donaire Jr could defend his title for the first time at home in the Philippines. File photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Nonito Donaire returns to the Philippines as champion

Dec 17, 2015 - 1:53 PM

Nonito Donaire Jr arrives in the Philippines with family following his entertaining brawl with Cesar Juarez to win the WBO junior featherweight title

CHAMPION. Nonito Donaire Jr throws up a fist salute to the camera at NAIA. Photo by Jedwin M Llobrera/Rappler

WATCH: Donaire, Juarez brawl in possible Fight of the Year

Dec 12, 2015 - 4:29 PM

Watch highlights of Nonito Donaire Jr s life and death struggle with Mexican Cesar Juarez

CHAMPION AGAIN. Nonito Donaire Jr had to walk through hellfire to win another world title. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Nonito Donaire outslugs Juarez to win WBO title

Dec 12, 2015 - 12:13 PM

Nonito Donaire Jr survives a life and death challenge from Mexican Cesar Juarez to once again become a world champion

FILIPINO FLASH. Nonito Donaire Jr scored two early knockdowns but had to survive the desperate rally of Cesar Juarez to hang on to victory. Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

WATCH: Donaire, Juarez make weight for title fight

Dec 11, 2015 - 4:02 AM

Both Nonito Donaire Jr and Cesar Juarez weighed in at the 122 pound limit ahead of their 12 round fight for the vacant WBO junior featherweight title fight

FILIPINO FLASH. Nonito Donaire Jr has won world titles in 4 divisions, and can win one in the division where he earned the BWAA Fighter of the Year award for 2012. Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Donaire may face unbeaten British fighter Quigg next

Jul 20, 2015 - 4:00 AM

Talks are ongoing to match Nonito Donaire Jr with unbeaten British fighter Scott Quigg with Dubai and the United Kingdom being named as potential sites

KNOCKOUT KING. Nonito Donaire Jr won his second straight fight by second round knockout on Saturday, and now appears ready to face the top fighters at 122 pounds. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Donaire blows away Settoul in two rounds

Jul 18, 2015 - 9:02 PM

Nonito Donaire Jr s power and speed blast out the former European champion setting up a showdown with England s Scott Quigg

FRENCH FRIED. Nonito Donaire Jr was too much for Anthony Settoul in Macau. File photo by AFP

After scare, Donaire Jr welcomes second child

Apr 17, 2015 - 9:12 PM

Boxing champion Nonito Donaire and wife Rachel overcome a scare before welcoming a healthy baby boy

Nonito Donaire Jr and wife Rachel welcomed the arrival of their second son, also named Jarel

Nonito Donaire returns with easy KO of Prado; Nietes stops Parra

Mar 28, 2015 - 10:25 PM

Nonito Donaire Jr returns with an easy two round destruction of Brazilian journeyman William Prado while Donnie Nietes knocks out Gilberto Parra in 9 rounds

Nonito Donaire Jr lands a right hand on an overmatched William Prado. Photo by Mark Cristino

HIGHLIGHTS: Pinoy Pride 30 - Donaire vs Prado/Nietes vs Parra

Mar 28, 2015 - 3:29 PM

Live blog of Pinoy Pride 30 which features Nonito Donaire Jr vs William Prado and Donnie Nietes vs Gilberto Parra

Donaire, Nietes make weight for Pinoy Pride 30

Mar 27, 2015 - 1:16 PM

Nonito Donaire made the 122 pound weight limit for the first time in two years while Donnie Nietes and Gilberto Parra experienced drama on the scales

ON WEIGHT. Nonito Donaire Jr (L) and William Prado (R) both made the 122 pound limit. Photo by Mark Cristino

Donaire Jr seeks new boxing life at junior featherweight

Mar 27, 2015 - 6:43 AM

Nonito Donaire s step down in weight to the 122 pound division has brought familiar struggles but it s nothing he says he can t handle

The William Prado fight will be Nonito Donaire's first at 122 since his 2013 loss to Guillermo Rigondeaux. Photo by Mark Cristino

For Nonito Donaire, father really knows best

Mar 03, 2015 - 4:54 PM

Donaire Jr begins his comeback run on March 28 after suffering his first KO loss This time however he s going to listen to his father trainer s advice

Photo by Josh Albelda

Nonito Donaire takes on Brazilian foe in March

Feb 12, 2015 - 11:58 PM

Donaire will face William Prado as The Filipino Flash returns to the super bantamweight division

Nonito Donaire Jr gestures to the crowd after the Walters weigh-in. File photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Donnie Nietes faces Luis Ceja on March 28 at MOA Arena

Feb 02, 2015 - 1:23 AM

Donnie Nietes will face the hard punching Mexican before meeting former 105 pound champion Francisco Rodriguez Jr later this year in a mandatory defense

AHAS RECOILS. Donnie Nietes (R) lands a left uppercut on Felipe Salguero during a title defense in June of 2012. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP <span class="attribution"></span>

Donaire still wants to compete as featherweight

Jan 10, 2015 - 2:02 PM

The Filipino Flash believes he can be competitive in two weight classes

Nonito Donaire Jr gestures to the crowd after weighing in. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Former Donaire foes may face each other

Jan 10, 2015 - 11:16 AM

Simpiwe Vetyeka and Nicholas Walters who both faced the Filipino Flash may find themselves in 12 round bout

FACE-OFF. Former "Filipino Flash" foes Simpiwe Vetyeka (L) and Nicholas Walters (R) could find themselves clashing in the ring. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank

Nonito Donaire jumps back to super bantamweight

Jan 08, 2015 - 11:08 AM

He’s used to beating everyone and being the best He’s going back to 122 where he can do that says Donaire s manager Cameron Dunkin

WEIGHT DOWN. Nonito Donaire Jr is going back to the super bantamweight category. File photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank

2014: The best of Philippine boxing

Dec 26, 2014 - 11:29 AM

Pacquiao s redemption Donaire s disaster Nietes signature win and Sonsona s highlight reel knockout make 2014 a year to remember for Philippine boxing

Report: Nonito Donaire to fight in PH next year

Dec 24, 2014 - 3:02 PM

The last time Donaire fought in the Philippines was in April 2009 when he thwarted Raul Martinez via fourth round TKO

FILIPINO FLASH. Nonito Donaire's next fight will be held in the Philippines. File photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank

Nonito Donaire may return March 8 in Macau

Dec 06, 2014 - 1:54 PM

Former pound for pound entrant Nonito Donaire Jr could return to action in Macau for his first fight since losing by knockout to Nicholas Walters

Nonito Donaire Jr gestures to the crowd after the Walters weigh-in. File photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Donaire to defend featherweight title vs unbeaten Walters

Aug 29, 2014 - 7:09 AM

Nonito Donaire Jr will make the first defense of his WBA featherweight belt against unbeaten Jamaican Nicholas Walters

Nonito Donaire, seen after defeating Simpiwe Vetyeka in his most recent bout, will take on one of the featherweight division's biggest punchers next. File photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank

WATCH: Nonito Donaire puts own spin on Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug 20, 2014 - 2:37 PM

Wary of complaints that water was being wasted and that money wasn’t being donated Donaire put his own spin on the Ice Bucket Challenge and raised 5 000 in the process

DUNKED FOR A CAUSE. Nonito Donaire Jr. had a bit of fun with his spin on the Ice Bucket Challenge. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Aldeguer discusses possible Donaire/Nietes twin bill

Jun 23, 2014 - 8:46 PM

ALA Boxing head Michael Aldeguer was all smiles when asked about the prospect of putting Nonito Donaire Jr and Donnie Nietes on the same card

NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS. Nonito Donaire Jr (L) and Donnie Nietes (R) may co-headline a card together soon. Files photos from AFP

The loneliest victory for Nonito Donaire Jr

Jun 02, 2014 - 6:49 PM

Having scores tallied after an accidental headbutt was not the way Nonito Donaire Jr would’ve wanted to make history and the fans aren’t willing to accept those terms either

Nonito Donaire Jr. holds his son as he addresses the media after winning a technical decision over Simpiwe Vetyeka. Photo by Ryan Songalia

Donaire Jr defeats Vetyeka, wins featherweight title

May 31, 2014 - 11:45 PM

Donaire puts his biggest imprint on the fight in round 4 dropping the South African Vetyeka with a left hook halfway into the round

FILIPINO FLASH. Nonito Donaire wins a 5th round unanimous technical decision to dethrone WBA undisputed featherweight world champion Simpiwe “V12” Vetyeka. Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank