The Filipino Flash featured in Top Rank's Chávez Jr. / Donaire world championship doubleheader

Top Rank Boxing presents: Welcome to the Future

Top-Five pound-for pound fighter and three-division world champion NONITO "The Filipino Flash" DONAIRE, JR. and undefeated World Middleweight Champion and the Son of the Legend, JULIO CÉSAR CHÁVEZ, JR. will headline a world title doubleheader, Saturday, February 4, at the Alamodome in San Antonio.  Donaire will rumble with former junior featherweight champion WILFREDO VAZQUEZ JR. for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior featherweight title while Chávez Jr. will be taking on No. 1 contender MARCO ANTONIO RUBIO. The fights will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions and Tecate, tickets to the Chávez Jr. / Donaire world championship doubleheader, priced at $200, $100, $60, $40 and $25, can be purchased at the Alamodome box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com and via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800) 745-3000.

Combined, these four warriors boast a combined record of 145-7-3 (114 KO’s) - a winning percentage of 94% and a victory by knockout ratio of 79%.

Donaire (27-1, 18 KOs), a native of General Santos City, Philippines, now living in the Bay Area of San Leandro, Calif., is a consensus top-five pound for pound fighter.  He enters this fight riding a nine-year, 26-bout winning streak, which includes an IBF/IBO flyweight title knockout victory of defending champion Vic Darchinyan, and a fourth-round blasting of former WBA bantamweight champion Wladimir Sidorenko, December 4, 2010. However, Donaire's most impressive victory occurred on February 19, when he knocked out defending WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Fernando Montiel in the second round, ending Montiel's 25-bout winning streak while also claiming his third world title in as many weight divisions.  That victory has been named the 2011 Knockout of the Year.  Ten of Donaire's last 12 victories have come by way of knockout. In his last fight, Donaire successfully defended his World Bantamweight Championship blitzing undefeated Omar Narvaez and winning virtually every round en route to a unanimous decision win.

 

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