Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Nonito Donaire Broke Mathebula's Jaw, Operation Set

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

Former IBF super bantamweight champion Jeffrey Mathebula is to be operated on for a broken jaw suffered in his unification title fight against WBO champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire at the Home Depot Center in Carson City last July 7.

The California Boxing Commission doctor who examined Mathebula after the fight initially diagnosed the discomfort as being caused by a broken tooth.

However, the Manila Standard reported Mathebula was suspected of suffering a broken jaw which was confirmed when the former world champion was examined on his return home to South Africa.

The fighter’s well known promoter Branco Milenkovic who returned to South Africa on Monday from Los Angeles confirmed that “Mongoose” has been booked to undergo surgery.

Branco confirmed  “We initially thought that it was tooth problem but it is in fact a broken jaw.”

Milenkovic noted that fighting with a broken jaw against the universally recognised fifth rated pound for pound star makes Mathebula’s performance even more heroic especially after highly respected American fighter Victor Ortiz opted to quit in his corner when his jaw was broken during his welterweight clash against Joselito Lopez just a fortnight ago.

Milenkovic said he was proud of the gusty display of his fighter in the HBO- televised main bout especially in the wake of his unexpected injury.

The promoter revealed that “Mathebula could not speak after the fourth round, which underlines the pain he was feeling but he did not let everyone see it because he wanted to fight on like the true soldier he is.”

Milenkovic said that South African judge Deon Dwarte had Donaire the winner by a “shocking” 119-108 scorecard while judge Jonathan Davis had Donaire winning 117-110 with Steve Morrow turning in a 118-109 scorecard.

However, Ring Magazine, boxingscene.com and HBO which televised the fight saw a much closer fight t 115-112 even though Donaire scored a fourth round knockdown where Mathebula was saved by the bell.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by grayfist on 07-12-2012

[quote=CasualBoxingFan;12324806]Like i said, in the bold. I'm not talking about stoppages or KO ratios, but the power difference after the bold. As i was watching the fights, there's something different about it then and now, that seems suspicious, and considering…

Comment by grayfist on 07-12-2012

[quote=kadyo;12323843]Nice read there, ol' pal. Long time, no see.[/quote] Hey, pal! LOL! THANXMUCH! Good to see ya!

Comment by bojangles1987 on 07-11-2012

[QUOTE=Panginoon;12324952]dey broke his jaww!![/QUOTE] Brik de jawr!!

Comment by DigitalBeast on 07-11-2012

How can a small Filipino break such a large guy's jaw? He MUST be on something! This isn't natural! He MUST be on something!!! Oh wait... haha them retards are sad creatures :D

Comment by Hindsight 20/10 on 07-11-2012

[QUOTE=CasualBoxingFan;12323449]Not pointing the finger at anyone, but i always thought Donaire's power looked suspicious when he hooked up with Conte, specifically starting with the donaire vs sidorenko fight. I just thought that he showed a major jump in power on…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (40)
Top Headlines Video: Angel Garcia Sounds Off, Predicts Pain For Keith Thurman Mario Barrios Discusses Next Fight, Move in Weight, More Hearn: Flattering For Brook That Pacquiao is Khan's Warm-Up Fight Golovkin: Jacobs is Smarter, Stronger, Much Better Since Pirog KO Emotional Danny Garcia Discusses Dad's Prison Stint, Cancer Economides Returns on 4/22; Simmons Out Of British Title Fight Thurman Feels Edge in Size, Power Will Play Role in Garcia Fight Photos: Shinsuke Yamanaka, Carlos Carlson Ready For War Joshua "Would Love" For Tony Bellew To Drill David Haye in Upset Hearn Assures That Haye Will Not Withdraw From Bellew Fight Canelo: You Haven't Seen My Best Yet, I Get Better in Each Fight Danny Garcia: Thurman is My Fourth or Fifth Best Opponent Peterson Willing to Wait for Garcia-Thurman Winner If Needed Danny Garcia: Beating Thurman 'Makes Me the Face of Boxing' Golovkin's Promoter: Canelo Fight is Looking Good For The Fall Haye, Bellew Warned To Tone Down Language By British Board Billy Joe Saunders Breaks Down Liam Smith vs. Liam Williams Cecilia Braekhus vs. Anabelle Farias in The Works For June 9 Michael Watson Pleads For Witnesses of Attack To Come Forward Booth Wonders if Haye Will Fade in Second Half With Bellew Knockout CP Freshmart Stops Odaira To Retain WBA World Title Cedric Vitu vs. Marcello Matano IBF Eliminator in Play Ricky Hatton: I Think Pacquiao Will Have Too Much For Khan Dennis Ceylan Says Isaac Lowe Clash is Now Personal Pacquiao vs. Khan on May 19, Says Koncz After Arum Meeting Keith Thurman Explains Why He's Not Afraid To Let That '0' Go Chavez Jr, Nacho Get Off To a Fantastic Start in Camp For Canelo Antonio Moran vs. Richard Zamora on Boxeo Telemundo Golovkin Still Wants Mayweather at 154, Has No Respect For Canelo Video: Tom Loeffler on Golovkin-Jacobs, Canelo Talks, More DiBella: Thurman vs. Garcia Will Decide The Top Dog at 147 Video: Gennady Golovkin Talks Training Camp, Jacobs, Canelo Video: Gennady Golovkin Putting in Work For Jacobs Defense Chris Kongo Discusses His Career, Working Up The Ranks Video: Abel Sanchez on Golovkin-Jacobs, Canelo-Chavez, More Photos: Gennady Golovkin in Beast Mode For Danny Jacobs Fight Stevens to Lemieux: Bring Smelling Salts for the KO, Pretty Boy! Granat: After Dimitrenko - I Want Breazeale, Whyte, Luis Ortiz Photos: Claressa Shields Holds Open Workout in Detroit De La Hoya: Mayweather-McGregor Won't Happen in a Million Years
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement