After the round 2 knock out win of Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire against Fernando Montiel on Saturday, February 19, 2011 in Las Vegas, his ranking climbed up to number 3 in the Poun for Pound list of the Ring Magazine, outranking the Mexican boxer, Juan Manuel Marquez.
He is now the reigning WBO and WBC Bantamweight world champion and with the current professional boxing record of 26-wins with 18 KOs and 1-loss. Formerly, he was the WBA Super Flyweight Interim World Champion, IBF World Flyweight Champion and IBO World Flyweight Champion.
Who is Nonito Donaire Jr.?
Nonito Donaire was born on November 16, 1982 in Talibon, Bohol, Philippines but he grew up in General Santos City, Philippines. He stands 5 foot and 6 inches high.
Nonito Donaire Sr versus Nonito Donaire Jr.
Nonito Donaire Jr’s father complained that his son refused to support their struggling family.
But he refuted that he did everything he could to support his parents. The only problem is that his father was asking money to help his son to his girlfriend. He noted that during the times when he was training boxing under his father’s guidance, his mother would send money to his father for his boxing career, yet his father would just spend the money for liquor and women.
His wife added that his father mismanaged his finances. His manager, Cameron Dunkin, said that the payment for Nonito Jr’s talent is always made in checks to Nonito Jr’s father and it’s his father who will pay for his son’s part.
The Nonito Sr, answered back that it’s not true that he stole his son’s money. He also said that the checks he received were payment for him not for his son.