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Nonito Donaire Looks Brutal in Stoppage of Sidorenko

By Mark Vester

At the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, Nonito Donaire (25-1-2, 17KOs) punished former bantamweight champion Wladimir Sidorenko (22-3-2, 7KOs) for a fourth round stoppage. Sidorenko went down three times in the contest. Donaire is already set to face WBO/WBC bantamweight champion Fernando Montiel on February 19 on HBO.

Donaire-Sidorenko was thought by many to be the televised main event of Top Rank's "In Harm's Way" pay-per-view, but it appears Humberto Soto-Urbano Antillon replaced it on top.

Donaire came out with hard power shots in the first round that were hitting Sidorenko flush. In the closing moments of the first round, a hard combo sent Sidorenko down hard. He was very lucky to get up at the bell because he was in serious trouble.

The second saw Donaire pumping the jab on the smaller Sidorenko and following up with power shots. Sidorenko tightened up his defense but he got hit every time he opened up with punches. In the final minute of the third, Sidorenko went down for the second time in the contest from a hard counter left hook. This time around he wasn't that hurt and Donaire realized that. Instead of jumping on Sidorenko, he started using his jab and following with shots.

By the start of the fourth, Sidorenko's face was a busted up mess. Sidorenko, now a bloody mess, went down again from hard shots and this time the ref had seen enough. It did not appear that Sidorenko was making it up.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 12-08-2010

[QUOTE=JOM'S;9740444]same here I would like to see how nonito does under pressure, and going to war...[/QUOTE] Thats why the Montiel fight must happen. It's been brewing for awhile now, and both guys want it. If the flash gets by Montiel,…

Comment by JOM'S on 12-07-2010

[QUOTE=AmericanFighter;9740299]Watch out for this dude. He's a bad ass no doubt. I saw a fighter with Roy Jones Jr's reflexes, FMJ's punching accuracy and Felix Trinidad's power. The cardio part is unproven, but those traits, when combined is extremely lethal.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by AmericanFighter on 12-07-2010

Watch out for this dude. He's a bad ass no doubt. I saw a fighter with Roy Jones Jr's reflexes, FMJ's punching accuracy and Felix Trinidad's power. The cardio part is unproven, but those traits, when combined is extremely lethal.

Comment by BABYBOXER on 12-05-2010

finally, the next cash cow of arum will be let loose, because pac is about to retire. arum knows that nonito is a very potential fighter that will generate more $$$. nonito is a class a fighter but arum is…

Comment by simonsez02 on 12-05-2010

[QUOTE=NORMAN BLACK;9727412]donaires style is very ideal to out box pressure fighter coz he's shots are selected with high accuracy therefore saving lot of stamina PAC's style is a cardio burner his awkward punching confuses them.[/QUOTE] Couldn't agree more! Very well…

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