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Nonito Donaire Jr. A Father For The First Time


By Ryan Maquiñana

Nonito Donaire Jr. will attempt to add Father of the Year honors to his current Fighter of the Year credentials, as his wife Rachel gave birth on Tuesday morning via Caesarean section to their first child, a baby boy named Jarel.

The name Jarel is an acronym for "Jun[ior] and Rachel, Everlasting Love.”

The four-time world titlist reported the news via his Facebook account: “Bonding time. Thanks to all the the prayers. Rachel had to go through emergency C section, but everything is great 6lbs 12oz.”

Donaire (31-2, 20 KOs) is scheduled to return to the ring in November, with former nemesis Vic Darchinyan reportedly leading the pack to land the fight.

Ryan Maquiñana was the boxing producer for NBCOlympics.com during London 2012 and writes a weekly column for CSNBayArea.com.  He is a full member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and the Ratings Panel for Ring Magazine. E-mail him at [email protected], check out his blog at Norcalboxing.net, or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by New England on 07-16-2013

congrats to he, his wife rachel, and grandpa rigondeaux.

Comment by lazarito52 on 07-16-2013

[QUOTE=LoadedWraps;13562674]Wait....the thread made it this far and no one cracked a joke about Rigo being his father/daddy? Weird...[/QUOTE] ja ja ja . good , man .

Comment by lazarito52 on 07-16-2013

tats a good one. ja ja .

Comment by lazarito52 on 07-16-2013

hey phony , have you told him or shown your son the pictures of his grand dad ? when he wants to sleep , do you tell him stories about his grand dad ? , how he took you to…

Comment by paulf on 07-16-2013

Must be a bittersweet moment for Nonito; having his first child is an amazing thing, but I bet that kid is going to have it rough. I think Nonito will take out his anger at the child for making him…

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