Nonito Donaire

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Name: Nonito Donaire
Alias: The Filipino Flash
Birth Name: Nonito Gonzales Donaire Jr.
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Birthplace: Talibon, Bohol, Philippines
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 170cm
Reach: 174cm
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record

Amateur Highlights

  • Amateur Record: 68-8
  • 1998 National Silver Gloves Champion at 90 pounds
  • 1999 National Junior Olympics Light Flyweight Champion
  • 1999 National Golden Gloves Light Flyweight Quarter-Finalist
  • 1999 International Junior Olympics Light Flyweight Champion
  • 2000 U.S. National Light Flyweight Champion
  • 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials Light Flyweight Finalist

Professional Record

Donaire vs. Vic Darchinyan I
Donaire vs. Fernando Montiel
Donaire vs. Toshiaki Nishioka
Donaire vs. Simpiwe Vetyeka
Donaire vs. Nordine Oubaali
  • Has defeated 16 opponents (11 by stoppage) in world title fights.
    • 1 win (0 stoppages) in World Featherweight Title fights.
    • 6 wins (3) in World Super Bantamweight Title fights.
    • 5 wins (4) in World Bantamweight Title fights.
    • 4 wins (4) in World Flyweight Title fights.
  • Has a record of 2-2 (2 KOs) in Lineal title fights.
  • Has a record of 3-2 against fighters who have held a Lineal title in their careers (Darchinyan x2, Arce; Rigondeaux, Inoue)
  • Has a record of 5-3 (4 KOs) against fighters who have held full world titles in multiple divisions (Darchinyan x2, Montiel, Narvaez, Arce; Frampton, Inoue x2)
  • Has a record of 11-3 (8 KOs) in fights outside the United States.

Regional & Minor Titles

  • WBO Asia Pacific Flyweight Title (September 2002; 0 defenses)
  • NABF Super Flyweight Title (January 2006; 1 defense)
  • IBO Flyweight Title (July 2007-2009; 3 defenses)
  • Interim WBA World Super Flyweight Title (August 2009-2010; 1 defense)
  • WBC Continental Americas Bantamweight Title (December 2010; 0 defenses)
  • WBC Diamond Super Bantamweight Title (October 2012; 1 defense)
  • NABF Super Bantamweight Title (March 2015; 0 defenses)
  • WBC Silver Featherweight Title (September 2017; 0 defenses)
  • WBC Diamond Bantamweight Title (November 2018; 1 defense)

World Titles

  • Unified IBF & IBO World Flyweight Titles (July 2007-2009; 3 defenses)
  • Unified WBC & WBO World Bantamweight Titles (Feb 2011-Feb 2012; 1 defense)
  • WBO World Super Bantamweight Title (Feb 2012-Apr 2013; 3 defenses)
  • IBF World Super Bantamweight Title (July 2012-Oct 2012; 0 defenses)
  • WBA Super World Featherweight Title (May 2014-Oct 2014; 1 defense)
  • WBO World Super Bantamweight Title (Dec 2015- Nov 2016; 1 defense)
  • WBA Super World Bantamweight Title (Nov 2018-Nov 2019; 1 defense)
  • WBC World Bantamweight Title (May 2021-June 2022; 1 defense)

The Ring Magazine Titles

  • World Junior Featherweight Title (2012-2013)

Lineal Championships

  • World Super Bantamweight Championship (2012-2013; 1 defense) held from 13-10-2012 to 13-04-2013, losing to Guillermo Rigondeaux UD12.

Lineage descended from Nonito Donaire TKO9 Toshiaki Nishioka on 13-10-2012.

The Championship at Super Bantamweight had been vacant since Israel Vazquez departed in 2008. Nonito Donaire and Toshiaki Nishioka were regarded as the two best in the division when they met on October 10th 2013.

Donaire also lost in his attempt to become the first recognised Lineal Bantamweight Champion since 1987 in his rematch with Naoya Inoue for the vacant championship on 7th June 2022.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Donaire is universally recognised as a "first-ballot future Hall of Famer" meaning he will very likely be inducted in to the International Boxing Hall of Fame (Canastota, New York) in his first year of eligibility.


  • One of only four Asian boxers to win world titles in at least four weight divisions.
  • One of only three Filipino boxers to win world titles in at least four weight divisions.
  • Oldest boxer to win a bantamweight world title (38 years old).
  • Youngest son of trainer Nonito Donaire Sr.
  • Younger brother of retired pro boxer Glenn Donaire.
  • Older cousin of retired pro boxer Richard Donaire.

External Links

Preceded by:
Vic Darchinyan
IBF Flyweight Champion
2007 Jul 7 – 2009
Succeeded by:
Moruti Mthalane
Preceded by:
Fernando Montiel
WBO Bantamweight Champion
2011 Feb 19 – 2011
Succeeded by:
Jorge Arce
Preceded by:
Fernando Montiel
WBC Bantamweight Champion
2011 Feb 19 – 2011
Succeeded by:
Shinsuke Yamanaka
Preceded by:
Jorge Arce
WBO Super Bantamweight Champion
2012 Feb 4 – 2013 Apr 13
Succeeded by:
Guillermo Rigondeaux
Preceded by:
Jeffrey Mathebula
IBF Super Bantamweight Champion
2012 Jul 7 – 2012 Oct 13
Succeeded by:
Jonathan Romero
Preceded by:
Simpiwe Vetyeka
WBA Featherweight Champion
2014 May 31 – 2014 Oct 18
Super Champion
Succeeded by:
Nicholas Walters
Preceded by:
Guillermo Rigondeaux
WBO Super Bantamweight Champion
2015 Dec 11 – 2016 Nov 5
Succeeded by:
Jessie Magdaleno
Preceded by:
Ryan Burnett
Super Champion
WBA Bantamweight Champion
2018 Nov 3 – 2019 Nov 7
Super Champion
Succeeded by:
Naoya Inoue
Preceded by:
Nordine Oubaali
WBC Bantamweight Champion
2021 May 29 – 2022 June 07
Succeeded by:
Naoya Inoue