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Donaire Drops Vazquez, Wins Decision and WBO Title

By Osman Rodriguez

Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas - In his first fight at 122-pounds, Nonito Donaire (28-1, 18 KO) won a twelve round split decision over Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (21-2-1, 18 KO) to capture the vacant WBO super bantamweight title. The judges had it 115-112 for Vazquez, and two scores of 117-110 for Donaire. No clue how a judge could have this fight 115-112 for Vazquez.

From the opening bell, Donaire was the sharper, busier and more accurate fighter. Donaire lets his hands go in the third round, after stunning Vazquez with a looping left hand. Vazquez fought his way off the ropes and stayed defensive. In the fourth and fifth, Vazquez was sticking to his left jab but still getting punished with harder punches. In the sixth, Donaire's eyes were starting to show some bruising from Vazquez's jabs. Donaire started switching to southpaw to give Vazquez a different look.

Vazquez became braver in the seventh round and started fighting Donaire on the inside. In the ninth round, Donaire landed a three punch combination to send Vazquez down for the first time in his career. The Puerto Rican boxer made it to the bell. In the three remaining hards, Donaire continued to work harder and his punches were more accurate.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by vacon04 on 02-05-2012

[QUOTE=DominiBox;11750751]Agree!! But there's no way you can argue with some idiots over here![/QUOTE] WV2 was not winning on the scorecards at the time of the stoppage. With the last round in favor of Arce he would've won the fight by…

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 02-05-2012

Vazquez looked like he wanted to cry when he was at his corner after the third round. I thought the fight was a twelve round beat down.

Comment by DominiBox on 02-05-2012

[QUOTE=Russian Crushin;11748268]Montiel, Narvaez, Marquez, Sydorenko, and vic>>>>>>Ramos WTF is it with "rigo fans" calling Donaire out on his resume? :lol1: It only makes your argument dumber[/QUOTE] You just killed those rigo fans! lol!

Comment by DominiBox on 02-05-2012

[QUOTE=bluetuazon;11748250]true..wv2 was a former champ who was winning in the score cards agaisnt arce until he got caught...for those who are not impressed with donaires performance...fine..but wv2 is no bum... and yeah for those rigo bandwgon jumpers...wv2>>r.ramos[/QUOTE] Agree!! But there's…

Comment by DominiBox on 02-05-2012

[QUOTE=damit305;11747581]Could have Ramos came in scared to fight? Very much likely. Rigondeaux most probably reversed Ramos offensive mindset with his own "Defense" therefore Ramos was reluctant to fight back. :dead:[/QUOTE] Vazquez [B][SIZE="5"]>[/SIZE][/B] Ramos So stopp!!

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