Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire, through a third round knock-out, kept the World Boxing Organization (WBO) super bantamweight title on Saturday, April 23, at the Cebu City Sports Center.
The Filipino boxer was able to knock down Hungarian Zsolt Bedak in the fight’s first two rounds before the referee stopped the fight at 2:44 in the third round, according to the Philippine News Agency.
Donaire’s win against Bedak comes two weeks after boxing icon Manny Pacquiao defeated Timothy Bradley in the last match of his career.
Donaire has won 37 out of 40 fights, with 23 via knockout. Meanwhile, this is Bedak’s second loss in 27 fights. He has only won 8 matches by knockout.
Donaire first won the WBO super bantamweight crown in a fight against Cesar Juarez in Puerto Rico in December 2015.
Filipino Mark Magsayo also won against Chris Avalos to snatch the WBO International featherweight belt in an undercard match. Magsayo has not lost any of his 14 fights.
Thumbnail image from Nonito Donaire Jr. Facebook page