(images below courtesy of Yahoo Sports and Associated Press)
|The beginning of the end. Donaire lands a stiff left hook to the jaw of Montiel...|
|...and follows it up with a right as Montiel falls to the canvass.|
|Cochulito falls flat on his back, legs twitching....|
|Montiel is dazed and valiantly tries to get up...|
|True sportsman that he is, Nonito checks on Montiel before the ref declares him the winner|
Expect Donaire's pound for pound ranking to move up from his current number 5 position, to as high as number 2 behind fellow Pinoy Manny Pacquiao.
What's next for the Filipino Flash? While it was Donaire's plan to initially become the undisputed bantamweight by winning the 4 "alphabet" belts, Bob Arum said he is looking at the possibility of a more exciting match up with undefeated Puerto Rican Juan Manuel Lopez at 126 lbs.
Until that happens, let us all bask in the glory of Nonito's emphatic victory.
Congratulations and Mabuhay ka Nonito Donaire!