Nonito Donaire Blasts Over Matched William Prado


Nonito DonaireFormer five-division world champion Nonito Donaire (34-3, 22 knockouts) made his return to the super bantamweight division after he was knocked out viciously by Nicholas Walters (25-0, 21 knockouts) this past October for the WBA Featherweight title. Fighting in his home country for the first time in six years, ‘The Filipino Flash’ stopped former world championship contender William Prado (22-5-1, 15 knockouts) at Pinoy Pride 30.

Although he started the fight off slow, it didn’t take Donaire long to find success with his vintage left hook. Battered, Prado was cut badly at the beginning of the second round. Although he never hit the canvas, Prado was rendered defenseless from a series of blows, which forced the referee to end the slaughter at 2:16 in the second round.

In the main event, WBO junior flyweight champion Donnie Nietes 35-1-4, 21 knockouts) was vying for the sixth defense of his title. Nietes fought a very articulate, technical bout, flooring Gilberto Parra (19-3, 17 knockouts) during the eighth round of their title fight. Parra quit on his stool and did not come out for the 10th, which gave the victory to Nietes. Top undefeated Filipino prospect Albert Pagara improved to 23-0 with 16 knockouts after stopping Rodolfo Hernandez in the fourth round, snagging the IBF Inter-Continental super bantamweight