Nonito Donaire vs. Jeffrey Mathebula

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Official Fight Poster

2012-07-07 : Nonito Donaire 121½ lbs beat Jeffrey Mathebula 121¾ lbs by UD in round 12 of 12


Donaire dropped Mathebula for the first time in his career with a counter left hook in the final seconds of Round 4. Mathebula got to his feet at the count of seven and staggered to his corner as the round had ended.

Notes

  • Nonito Donaire 28-1 (18 KOs) vs. Jeffrey Mathebula 26-3-2 (14 KOs)
  • Donaire entered as the # 3 junior featherweight contender by The Ring Magazine. Mathebula was ranked as the # 6 contender by the same publication.
  • It was the second professional fight for Donaire at the 122-pound limit.
  • It was the United States debut for Mathebula and only his second fight outside his native South Africa.