Sunday, December 2, 2007

filipino boxers won, kudos!

Honestly, I have not seen how Donaire fight not until this morning.
This boxer is good! His style seems not acquired from common filipino boxers...he is classy, confident, and intelligent fighter.
The doctor calls a halt as he checks the disfigured Maldonado. He is now standing on pure courage now. He eats a short right for his efforts. Donarie tries to stop it with a barrage of shots in a neutral corner but the brave Mexican weathers the storm. Donaire stalks him to the other side of the ring with huge powershots from all angles but Maldonado will not go down. What a chin! The state inspectors and ringside physicians are scrambling on the outside. The ref is eyeing a stoppage. The fight is over! The ref wisely calls for a halt at 1:16 of Round 8, saving a stubborn Maldonado from further damage.
Nonito Donaire defended his title in IBF/IBO World Flyweight Champion.

The fight was named, Payback and indeed Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista of the Philippines made it through by a unanimous decision over tough-as-nails Antonio "Barrio" Meza of Mexico in the well-attended event at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. The duo had torrid toe-to-toe exchanges throughout the fight with Bautista getting the better of most of it. Both fighters were hit by hard punches but refused to go down. Good job there Boom-boom and I believe this young boy will take his steps again in the glory of boxing.

Meanwhile AJ "Bazooka" Banal, considered by many as the world's hottest prospect, continued his march towards the world recognition by dispatching another tough Mexican in Jovanny "Bambino" Soto. In the night round however, Banal hit Soto with a devastating cross that sent Soto to the canvas for the mandatory 10-count. Soto was able to beat the count but Banal went for the kill with a barrage of punches that sent Soto reeling in the ropes before the referee stopped the contest for a 9th round TKO victory by Banal. This guy could be the next Pacman! Congratulations!