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article imageNonito Donaire back in the spotlight after KO win over Bedak

By Leo Reyes     Apr 23, 2016 in Sports
It took Nonito Donaire less than three rounds to dispose Hungarian challenger Zsolt Bedak to defend his WBO super bantamweight title by knockout in the third round Saturday night at the Cebu City Sports Complex in Cebu, Philippines.
In the opening round Donaire started with the usual feeling out as he begins to encircle Bedak trying to find his distance. There were short exchanges with Donaire landing a quick right hand counter as the opening round ended.
In the second round, Donaire scored two successive knockdowns that would have led to a knockout but Bedak survived the round at the sound of the bell.
Bedak was up on wobbly legs in round three as Donaire wasted no time in ending the fight with a power left hand to the face of Bedak sending the Hungarian challenger to the canvas for good at 2:44 of the third round.
Earlier in his training for the Bedak fight, Donaire's fight plan was to go for a knockout win knowing that Bedak would try to prolong the fight to enable him to win on points.
Donaire talked a little bit about his impression of the Hungarian fighter and he seems to downplay Bedak's punching power, saying the Hungarian has a pretty decent power and speed but he is more of a technical fighter who just want to win on points. Read more
Donaire's father-trainer Nonito Sr. wanted his son to go for a KO win and even predicted that the fight won't go beyond six rounds.
With the impressive KO win, Donaire is back in the spotlight after suffering devastating TKO loss to Jamaican Nicholas Walters in a featherweight title fight in 2014 at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA. where he lost his WBA super bantamweight title.
Since his loss to Walters, the 33-year-old Filipino-American has won four fights in a row with three of those fights coming by way of knockouts.
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