Nonito Gonzales Donaire Jr.
November 16, 1982
On February 22, 2001, in Inglewood, California, he knocked out José Lázaro in two rounds.
won the world title
On July 7, 2007, he defeated Armenian Vic Darchinyian by technical knockout in Connecticut and became the International Boxing Federation flyweight champion. On August 15, 2009, in Las Vegas, he defeated Rafael Concepción by unanimous decision and snatched the World Boxing Association super flyweight belt from him. On November 19, 2011, he knocked out the Mexican Fernando Montiel and kept the bantamweight title endorsed by the WBC and the WBO. On February 4, 2012, at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, Texas, he seized the vacant WBO super bantamweight title by defeating Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. by majority decision. On July 7, 2012, he defeated African Jeffrey Mathebula by unanimous decision , in a unification fight and added the super bantamweight title to his showcases. On May 31, 2014, he defeated Simpiwe Vetyeka by technical decision, in Macao, China, and became the WBA featherweight champion and on December 11, 2015, he won the WBO super bantamweight belt, defeating the Mexican by unanimous decision. Cesar Corazon Juarez, in Puerto Rico. On November 3, 2018, he defeated Ryan Burnett in Glasgow to win the WBA super bantamweight title and WBC diamond belt.C.
Lost His Title
He gave up the IB flyweight belt, after three defenses, to go for the WBA super flyweight belt and won it, he only made one defense because he disputed the WBC and WBO bantamweight titles and won them, after a defense of those titles he went for the WBO super bantamweight title and won it. he won, but lost it in his first defense against Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux, on April 13, 2013 in New York. The featherweight title was lost in his first defense against Nicholas Walters, in Carson, California. The WBO super bantamweight title was lost on November 5, 2016 when he fell to Jessie Magdaleno, by unanimous decision. On November 7, 2019, he lost the WBA super bantamweight title, falling by unanimous decision to Japan's Naoya Inoue, in the WSS final.
Nonito Donaire has been the flyweight, super flyweight, bantamweight, super bantamweight and featherweight world champion and is considered the second best boxer in the Philippines, behind only Manny Pacquiao.