Donaire floors Darchinyan for 9th round TKO
The Filipino Flash Nonito Donaire (32-2) stops Amernian boxer Vic Darchinyan (39-6-1) at 2:06 of round 9 to obtain the knockout victory at round 9 on Sunday, November 10 2013 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Earlier in round 2 Donaire managed to land a hard right which wobbles Darchinyan. The two go on to trade fairly evenly for all the way to round 9, where Donaire manages to connect two devastating left hooks. The weakened Darchinyan attempted to recover, but was met by a combination of rights and left hoooks followed by two uppercuts, which prompted referee Laurence Cole to stop the fight at the 2:06 mark.
Donaire and Darchinyan first clashed in 2007 where the unbeaten Darchinyan (28-0 back then) suffered his first loss via 5th round TKO against Donaire. Formerly a 7-1 underdog, Donaire stopped IBF Flyweight title via 5th round knockout, bringing home the IBF Flyweight title. Donaire previously lost his WBO and The Ring Super Bantamweight titles to Cuban boxer Guilermo Rigondeaux in a 12-round slugfest that ended up in a decision favoring the Cuban.
Nonito Donaire is a Filipino-American boxer who holds belts in 3 divisions. He was born in the city of Talibon, Bohol, Philippines and is a natural orthodox, though he has been known for his ability to switch stances in his fights. Nonito Donaire has separated himself from every other boxers through his hard-line stance on random drug testing. In 2012 he publicly gave his commitment to year-round, random drug testing that is being conducted by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA). Nonito Donaire is currently ranked number 10 pound-for-pound boxer in the world by The Ring magazine.
A natural southpaw, Vic Darchinyan held eight titles in three different weight classes. He is a former IBF Flyweight Champion and a former Undisputed WBA, WBC & IBF Super Flyweight Champion.