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Arum, Top Rank Donate P1 Million For Typhoon Victims

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has announced that he and his company will donate P1 million for the rehabilitation of areas devastated by super typhoon Yolanda (International Code Name Haiyan).

In an interview with Peter Musgni of ABS-CBN in Corpus Christi, Texas, Arum compared the come-from-behind 9th round TKO victory of Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire over Vic Darchinyan in their much-awaited rematch last Saturday with the resiliency of the Filipino people in the wake of the devastation caused by the super typhoon regarded as the most destructive in history.

Arum said “Nonito proved that he is a true Filipino. The big  storm Yolanda came and caused tremendous devastation but the Filipino people picked themselves up and carry on, just the way Nonito did. He was losing on the scorecards,  he needed a knockout to win and sure enough he got the knockout.”

He said the victory at a time of anguish was meaningful. He added “all credit to the Filipino people, the Filipino nation because they are going to pick themselves up from that terrible storm and they are going to rebuild everything.”

Arum told Musgni “ I just want to tell you, because my company and I love the Philippine people, Top Rank is donating P1 million for the area that has been devastated.”

Donaire himself said he drew courage from the strength of the Filipino people in the face of twin disasters – the massive earthquake and the super storm that cut a swath of death and destruction in the Visayas and Mindanao.

He said Darchinyan was leading and “I thought I would quit because I was groggy [and thought] my cheekbone was broken but because of what happened to our people I said to myself no matter, even if I die, I won’t surrender. I couldn’t give up.”

Donaire indicated Darchinyan was “much stronger this time and was ready” compared to their first clash when Nonito scored a spectacular 5th round knockout to win the IBF and IBO flyweight titles on July 7, 2007.

Donaire who is expected in the Philippines after he has his cheekbone attended to and takes a brief rest said committed to do “whatever I can to help and will pray for the people of Tacloban and all our countrymen.” 

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by junior gong on 11-13-2013

[QUOTE=-Kev-;13924386]In my country, a million dollars is about the same, $23,600 and if inflation is anywhere near the same, then $23k is absolutely nothing. I mean the death toll is estimated to be 10,000 people. The cost of damages is…

Comment by liuj88 on 11-13-2013

[QUOTE=BeGoodToMother;13924706]TBH 23K form him for free is a lot. One. He is a trained lawyer, they don't give **** to anyone. Two. He is a boxing promoter, they rob people like mofo's. Three. [B]Without sounding racist, which I hope no…

Comment by -Kev- on 11-12-2013

[QUOTE=tibbar;13924816]Ohh stop it already, you got [B][I][COLOR="Red"]PWNED[/COLOR][/I][/B] taking that road in your debate only confirms it.[/QUOTE] You are a cornball.

Comment by tibbar on 11-12-2013

[QUOTE=Fetta;13924490]This is still going on? Have any of you actually seen the footage of what this typhoon did? Some of you need to learn this is just a sport but that is actual life that has been made very very…

Comment by tibbar on 11-12-2013

[QUOTE=-Kev-;13922446]This guy Pac-Boy was trying to be friendly towards me after a debate we had once, he sent me a friend request like a little friendly ass b-tch. Got denied and has been bitter ever since. Showing your submissive side…

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