Once the Hottest thing in Boxing, Nonito Donaire wants to Entertain
By Vikram Birring, Doghouse Boxing (Jan 31, 2012) Photo © Chris Farina / Top Rank
Nonito Donaire
Nonito Donaire was the hottest thing in boxing.

Coming off a destructive knockout of Fernando Montiel, an assault so vicious that it left Montiel on the floor with his legs shaking involuntarily, Donaire was the talk of the boxing world.

He was mentioned in the same breath as countryman Manny Pacquiao and superstar Floyd Mayweather.

The luster disappeared in a span of forty-seven minutes, through no fault of his own.

Omar Narvaez of Argentina was thought to be an excellent opponent, a man with an honorable amateur pedigree and astonishing professional career.

Yet, like many others, he was jolted when he tasted Donaire’s power.

However, unlike the others, instead of trying to fight back, he instead simply showed off his defensive skills, to the chagrin of five thousand paying fans in New York City’s Madison Square Garden theatre.

Sure, Donaire got a victory, but this was the worst way to win. At this level, one must not just win, but win an impressive fashion that leaves the audience wanting more.

Now, Donaire has been relegated to undercard status, as he fights underneath Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

He is in a position to approve and reject opponents, and has made a vow to pick only those who will put on a good show, as he realizes that you are only as good as your last performance.

Hopefully his career can pick up momentum and catch up to where it was, for Donaire is an excellent boxer with stunning power and perfect technique. His next chance is February 4, as he faces Wilfredo Vasquez Jr., who himself is trying to shake off a performance he’d rather forget, a stoppage against Jorge Arce last May.

Vasquez has vowed he will fight Donaire, and his left hook is powerful and compact. Donaire relishes the thought, and hopes that soon he will be back atop the status he once had not so long ago.

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