Nonito Donaire, a former world champion dubbed as “The Filipino Flash”, was knocked out brutally towards the end of the sixth round of his featherweight bout with Jamaica’s pride and very own Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters.
Walter’s overhand right connected to Donaire as the impact of the blow sent the Filipino boxing sensation sprawling on the floor. Due to that hit, the Jamaican boxer was named and declared the winner at the 2:59 mark of the sixth frame via knockout.
While Walters improved his record to 25-0 with 21 of those wins coming by knockout, the result of the fight proved to be Donaire’s third loss throughout his boxing career.
The “Axe Man” chopped down the former pound-for-pound superstar with his right hand on Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, capturing the WBA Featherweight Championship.
This win of his made a career defining experience for the Jamaican with a bomb after taking out ‘super champion’ Nonito Donaire whose records are 33-3-1, 21 KOs.
Throughout the course of the fight, the two boxers were exchanging hits and shots. It can be seen that Donaire is looking for a chance to use one big punch to turn the fight around but the chance never came.
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Walter’s steady attacks directed at the Filipino boxer busted up his face, cutting him right above the right eye.
Heading towards the end of the round, Walters cracked Donaire with his massive right hand bomb on the temple that sent the Filipino down face first. Donaire barely beat the count, rising from the final knockdown at the count of nine but everyone saw it clear from his body movements that he could no longer go on. The referee stopped the fight. The fight was declared over.
The referee, Raul Caiz Jr., was the one who interceded and waved off the fight. Walters was handed a potential victory that he needed to become an even brighter star in the boxing industry. References: abs bleacherreport