WBO super-bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire gets the 2 Days treatment as the HBO cameras followed him around in the 48 hours before his title-winning debut in the divsion against Wilfredo Vazquez Jr back in February. Becoming only the second Asian to win titles in four different weight classes behind Manny Pacquiao, the ‘Flipino Flash’ is due out again on July 7 to unify the titles against IBF champion Jeffrey Mathebula.
This warts and all documentary series followed ‘The Filipino Flash’ Nonito Donaire as he prepared for his vacant WBO super-bantamweight title challenge against Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. See the camp as they went to work on New Years Eve for the February fight and join them as they celebrated the glories of the past year.
WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and newly crowned WBO super-bantamweight king Nonito Donaire came through their respective fights on Saturday night’s ‘Welcome to the Future’ bill (photos below).
Chavez Jr, who defends his title against No1 contender Marco Antonio Rubio, came in at 159.5lbs while the challenger was a smidgen lighter at 159lbs on the dot.
Ovil McKenzie vs Tony Dodson, Commonwealth light-heavyweight title
Friday 3 February, 6pm, BoxNation (Sky 456, Virgin 546)
Things got heated between Nonito Donaire and Wilfredo Vazquez Jr at the final presser for their ‘Welcome to the Future’ show this Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
The rivalry, which had up on to this week been very respectful, exploded during the face off after Vazquez Jr knocked off Donaire’s hat leading to a shoving match and various insults being hurled at each other.
Nonito Donaire and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr were at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas yesterday for the press conference for their upcoming Welcome To The Future doubleheader at the same venue on February 4.