Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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!!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (156)
Top Headlines Jarrell Miller vs. Bogdan Dinu - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Claressa Shields Dominates Hannah Rankin, Wins Decision Claressa Shields vs. Hannah Rankin - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Brandon Rios Breaks Down, Stops Ramon Alvarez in Ninth Brandon Rios vs. Ramon Alvarez - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Gabe Rosado, Luis Arias Fight To a Twelve Round Split Draw Gabe Rosado vs. Luis Arias - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Miller-Dinu Undercard Results From Mulvane, Kansas Kerman Lejarraga Knocks Frankie Gavin Out in Fourth Round Harley Benn Gets Win, Moves To 5-0 In Brentwood Michael Dutchover Takes Out Ruben Tamayo in Three Rounds Liam Taylor Beats Tyrone Nurse, Moves Closer To British Title Cornflake Beats Arnaoutis, Driven To Be 'World-Class-Level Fighter' Luis Coria Faces Stiff Test in Thomas Valdez in Arizona Jarrell Miller: Deontay Wilder Might Knock Tyson Fury's Head Off! Spence, Crawford Trade Heated Words - Agree on $1 Million Bet Chordale Booker Ready To Show He's 'The Gift' in North Carolina Kerman Lejarraga Will Become a Huge Attraction, Says DiBella Promoter: Dinu's A Top-10 Heavyweight; Toughest Fight For Miller Omar Figueroa Craves Errol Spence Rematch in The Future Jarrell Miller: I'll Impose Will On Dinu & Get Him Out Of There Photos: Maurice Hooker Breaks Down, Stops Alex Saucedo Lennox Lewis: Wilder-Fury Will NOT Look Like Klitschko-Fury Daily Bread Mailbag: Spence-Garcia, Mayweather, Usyk, More Photos: Kavaliauskas in Line For Crawford After Arriaza KO Win Frank Warren Discusses a Big December For British Boxing Chael Sonnen Cautions of Mayweather-Nasukawa Double Cross Arum: We're Going To Look Very Closely at Crawford-Kavaliauskas Whyte Warns: Joshua Will Get a "Whooping" When Time Comes Kavaliauskas: I'm Ready To Fight Terence Crawford Next! Terence Crawford, Errol Spence Meet Face To Face in Oklahoma Maurice Hooker Gets Off The Floor To Batter, Stop Alex Saucedo Maurice Hooker vs. Alex Saucedo - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jaron Ennis Blasts Out Ray Serrano in Two Rounds Kavaliauskas Knocks Out Arriaza In Third; Wants Crawford Next Sam Teah Hurts Kenneth Sims, Decisions Him Over Eight Andrew Moloney vs. Cris Paulino on December 14 in Perth Arnold Khegai Drops, Decisions a Tough Jorge Diaz Wilder: If Fury Tries To Rough Me Up - I'll Be His Worst Nightmare Callum Smith More Than Willing To Fight Andre Ward in May
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement