Nonito Donaire vs Wilfredo Vasquez Jnr - Vacant WBO Super-Bantamweight Title
As part of the HBO double header in Texas at the weekend , Nonito Donaire added another World Title to his collection as he clearly beat former champion Wilfredo Vasquez Jnr over 12 rounds. Donaire suffered and injured right hand midway through the fight , this was clearly visible after the fight as his wraps were covered in blood. Vasquez Jnr had his successes in this fight as i had him sweeping rounds 5-7 i think this is probably where Donaire had his injury before it started to numb up.
There was one knockdown in the fight as Donaire finally broke Vasquez tight defence in the 9th with a quick combination. Vasquez was up at 5 and easily saw out the round as Donaire looked like he was happy to see the full 12 rounds out. I had Donaire winning every round from 8-12 as Vasquez was far to conservative with his punches , Donaire even had time to showboat with the HBO team saying he looked like both Roy Jones and Naseem Hamed.
Going round the forums and the press everybody had this fight for Donaire although well respected posters had the fight quite close eg: a 1 round win for Donaire BUT only 1 fan agreed with Judge Ruben Garcia who had Vasquez winning the fight 115-112. I think an investigation had to take place as this wasn't the hardest fight to score. The other 2 Judges had Donaire winning by 7 points , this was how most of the fans and press scored.
The compubox stats are as follows for this fight , i think it clearly shows how dominant Donaire was but it also shows that Vasquez Jnr did have his success by landing 30% of his punches......
Donaire - 556 Thrown / 231 landed....42% connect rate
Vasquez - 548 Thrown / 163 landed...30% connect rate
Donaire sweeps the connect rate per round by out-landing Vasquez 11-1 in rounds.
Below as always is my scorecard along with all the Fans , Press and Boxing Sites scores.
Round 1.... 10-9 Donaire
Round 2.... 10-9 Donaire
Round 3.... 10-9 Donaire
Round 4.... 10-9 Donaire
Round 5.... 9-10 Vasquez Jnr
Round 6.... 9-10 Vasquez Jnr
Round 7.... 9-10 Vasquez Jnr
Round 8.... 10-9 Donaire
Round 9.... 10-8 Donaire
Round 10...10-9 Donaire
Round 11...10-9 Donaire
Round 12...10-9 Donaire
TOTAL - Doanire 117-110 Vasquez Jnr
Judges Cards - Levi Martinez (USA)... 117-110 Donaire
Don Trella (USA)... 117-110 Donaire
Ruben Garcia (USA)... 115-112 Vasquez
NONITO DONAIRE WINS BY SPLIT DECISION
Boxing Sites , Fans Forums and Press Scores
Proboxing-fans (Scott Levinson) - Donaire 118-109 Vasquez
HBO (Harold Lederman) - Donaire 117-109 Vasquez
HBO (Larry Merchant) - Donaire 117-111 Vasquez
ESPN (Dan Rafael) - Donaire 117-110 Vasquez
ESPN (Kieran Mulvaney) - Donaire 117-110 Vasquez
Maxboxing (Steve Kim) - Donaire 117-110 Vasquez
Maxboxing (Gab Montoya) - Donaire 116-109 Vasquez
Onthebeak.com (Robert Delgado) - Donaire 117-110 Vasquez
Boxingtruthradio (John Chavez) - Donaire 117-110 Vasquez
BoxingAsylum Fans Forum - (All for Donaire) 117-110 x2 , 117-111 , 118-110
WorldBoxingNews.net (Phildjay) - Donaire117-111 Vasquez
Saddoboxing Fans Forum - Donaire 116-111 Vasquez
Boxrec Fans Forum - Donaire 118-110 Vasquez
Eastsideboxing Brit Forum - (All for Donaire) 116-111 x2 , 117-111
Eastsideboxing General Forum - (all for Donaire) 116-111 x6 , 117-110 x4 , 114-113 x3
Fightjudge/boxingbb Fans combined - (Majority card) Donaire 118-109 Vasquez
Fightjudge/boxingbb Fans - (All for Donaire) 118-109 x3 , 117-110 x3 , 117-111 x3 , 116-112
116-111 x2 , 119-108