Donaire vs Rigondeaux Results: Guillermo Rigondeaux wins over Nonito Donaire via unanimous decisionBy Angel Cuala on Apr 14, 2013 in Asia, Boxing, Sports, United States •
Philippines‘ Nonito Donaire Jr lost over Guillermo Rigondeaux of Cuba for the WBA/WBO Super Bantamweight boxing title unification match on Saturday, April 13, 2013 (Sunday, April 14 Manila time) at the Radio City Music Hall in New York. The Cuban boxer won via unanimous decision.
Guillermo Rigondeaux (left) vs Nonito Donaire Jr
Image Credit: Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports
As featured at HBO live, Rigondeaux wins against Donaire with the final scores from the judges, 114-113; 115-112; and 116-111, ending the 29 straight winning fights of the Filipino boxer. The 122-pound bout was the last fight for Donaire after he received the Fighter of the Year award this year.
The first three rounds featured the two boxers quickly exchanging blows. Some observers noted that all of them went to Rigondeaux, since Donaire was seen moving a bit slower than the Cuban boxer. The Filipino flash was not hitting some huge punches and Rigondeaux is gaining confidence.
A huge exchange of punches occurred in the latter part of Round 4, and the crowd went wild. But earlier in the round, Rigondeaux hit Donaire with a low blow. In Round 5, Rigondeaux received a warning from the referee for holding Donaire‘s head. In Round 6, Rigondeaux can been taking control over Donaire.
In Round 7, the crowd booed after seeing Donaire chasing Rigondeaux, who seemed to be not throwing a lot of punches. The same thing happened in Round 8 and Round 9, but Rigondeaux appeared to be still leading the scores, as Donaire seen missing a couple of hard punches.
In Round 10, Rigondeayyx went down, but it was called a slip. Donaire continued to find it hard to connect his punches. Rigondeaux is moving very smoothly and looked unpredictable for Donaire, who seemed to faster than the earlier rounds. Nevertheless, his scores seemed to be far behind from Rigondeayyx.
In Round 11, Donaire appeared to be slower again, as opposed to Rigondeaux, and was not be able to throw body shots just like he did in his earlier fights. In Round 12, or the final round, Donaire was hurt, and is protecting his swollen eye. Rigondeaux is backing him into the ropes, but Donaire continues to miss.
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