Fernando Montiel vs. Nonito Donaire

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Official Fight Poster

2011-02-19 : Nonito Donaire 118 lbs beat Fernando Montiel 118 lbs by TKO at 2:25 in round 2 of 12

Aired On: HBO Boxing After Dark (Main Event)

Notes

  • Fernando Montiel 44-2-2 (34 KOs) vs. Nonito Donaire 25-1 (17 KOs)
  • Montiel, a 2-1 underdog [1] despite being champion, entered ranked as the #7 fighter pound-for-pound in the world and the #1 bantamweight according to The Ring Magazine. Donaire entered ranked as the #5 fighter pound-for-pound in the world and the #5 bantamweight by the same publication. He is also ranked WBO #3 and WBC #4 in the bantamweight division respectively.

Bout Summary

A big left hook sent Montiel down in Round 2. He was able to make it to his feet and was allowed to continue. After just a few more punches from Donaire, however, the referee stepped in and waved an end to the bout at 2:25 of Round 2.[2]