Nonito Donaire Dominates Ruben Hernandez, Wins WBC Silver

Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas - Returning for the first time since last November's decision loss to Jessie Magdaleno, four division world champion Nonito Donaire returned to the ring and won a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Ruben Garcia Hernandez (22-3-1).

Donaire (38-4, 24 KOs) secured the win with scores of 100-90, 97-93, 99-91 to earn the WBC silver featherweight title.

The contest is the first for Donaire with new promoter Richard Schaefer of Ringstar Sports. The veteran boxer parted ways with longtime promoter Top Rank and now wants to focus on winning another world title.

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"I boxed very well, which is something I haven't done in a long time. I moved my legs well and maintained it throughout the whole fight.

"I've always been an aggressive boxer but this time i used my jab and combinations. I had the urge to just brawl and I felt like I hurt him. But ultimately I did a great job showing versatility in my game.

"I'll go look at this fight and see what I should have done to improve. It's great to get the victory and get a great learning experience under my belt.

"It's a great pleasure to be part of the Ringstar Sports family. I'm grateful for this opportunity and I know there is more to come. I'm going to get back in there and keep showing what I can do."


"Nonito was very smooth and moved around well. I couldn't get to him because of that. He adjusted to everything I did. It was a fair decision at the end of the night.

"I thought he was going to come to brawl but he changed the strategy on me. I thought I fought hard and I'm going to work hard to get back in the ring."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by trainhard_187 on 10-14-2017

[QUOTE=jjsmyth87;18085162]Bro hes had ringstar for like a year where have you been? Lol hes promoted both mikey garcia fights since hes been back[/QUOTE] Ya I slept on that one.. Didnt know he started his own promo co. More power to…

Comment by jjsmyth87 on 09-24-2017

People are excited about donaire beating a guy ranked #154 in his division on boxrec? This hernandez guy is so obscure I had to look him up, he just got a majority decision in his last fight against a guy…

Comment by DuckAdonis on 09-24-2017

He didnt look good

Comment by jjsmyth87 on 09-24-2017

[QUOTE=trainhard_187;18083094]Anyone else read Promoter Richard Shaefer, haha! He left GBP to start his own... Good Luck Richy..[/QUOTE] Bro hes had ringstar for like a year where have you been? Lol hes promoted both mikey garcia fights since hes been back

Comment by Disturbed on 09-24-2017

[QUOTE=FinitoxDinamita;18082891]Nonito Donaire is like my favorite Filipino fighter of all time. I wanna see Donaire fight the young lion in Valdez.[/QUOTE] I like the idea of that. Also wouldnt mind to see him against Jason Sosa or Gary Russell jr.…

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