By Val Marvin G. Macanas
The Filipino Flash Nonito Donaire has once again made the whole Filipino Nation proud after he defeated the unbeaten Argentinian Fighter Omar Narvaez in their fight today which was held at the Mecca of World Boxing-the Madison Square Garden in New York.
Donaire was successful in defending his WBO/WBC bantamweight belt against the very resilient, very elusive and very experienced Narvaez.
Donaire was able to dictate the tempo of this bout in the early parts of the match as his overwhelming hand speed was able to struck Narvaez but when the 36 year old Argentinian felt that Donaire was capable of knocking him down, he became more defensive especially in the 8th-12th rounds.
Narvaez became too defensive that the fans watching the fight live inside the Madision Square Garden egged him on to fight. They sounded like they were disappointed on Narvaez.
When the final bell sounded to signal the end of Round 12, I felt that Donaire will win the fight and I kinda told to my self that this fight resembled the Pacquiao-Clottey fight wherein the latter just became too defensive that he forgot that he was in the ring to fight like a true fighter. The same thing happened to Narvaez in this fight.
My gut feel appeared to be true when Michael Buffer announced that Donaire won the fight via a unanimous decision. The three score cards showed a score of 120-108 all in favor of the Filipino Flash.
Donaire, who was wearing red gloves and pink high socks have just ended the winning run of the undefeated Narvaez.
Congratulations Nonito and Goodluck in your next fights.
Nota Bene: We will no longer see Nonito fight in the bantamweight division in his next future fights as he said that he will be concentrating more on the other weight divisions.