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.


  • 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.