Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. won via split decision against Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. and is now the WBO super-bantamweight champion.
The judges scored it: 115-112 Vazquez, 117-110 Donaire, 117-110 Donaire. Congratulations Nonito!
Here’s a round by round account by Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn)
Rd 1 goes to Donaire. He looks soooo much bigger than Vazquez. Vazquez did not throw much at all.
I have it 2-0 for Donaire. Nice active round for both guys in the second.
Very good action rd 3 goes to Donaire. He hurt Vazquez.
Rd 4 for Donaire. I have it a shutout. Vazquez gotta get busy.
Rd 5 was closer but I still have it for Donaire by shutout.
Good 6th rd for Vazquez, the first round I have given him.
7th was another good rd for Vazquez, who is hanging in there. I have it 5-2 for Donaire, whose rt eye has been marked up most of the fight.
Vazquez goes down in rd 9! I have Donaire up 88-82
Rd 10 to Donaire. He seems a little frustrated but he is winning.
Rd 11 to Donaire. Vazquez is tough I will say that.
I gave Vazquez rd 12 and have Donaire winning 117-110. Good fight.