HBO & Ring Magazine releases yearend award in boxing
The indomitable duo of HBO & Ring Magazine yesterday released their yearend award in boxing.HBO which is known for its pay per view telecast of big fights in the US and around the world and Ring Magazine popularly known as the “Bible of Boxing” unanimously picked the Nonito Donaire vs Vic Darchinian Flyweight Championship bout as the “Knockout of the Year” and “Big upset of the Year.” The award was given to Filipino American Nonito Donaire who knocked out undefeated Vic Darchinian in the 5th round of their championship fight last July 7, 2007.
Vic Darchinian who is a naturalized citizen of Australia was the heavy favorite given the fact that he is undefeated and held both IBF & IBO championship belts. He is a no nonsense fighter when he is on top of the ring. He packs a wallop that makes his opponent kiss the canvas by choice. And one of them was the older brother of Fil-Am Nonito Donaire.
But Vic Darchinian is just like anybody else who is not invincible, and his good reputation inside the ring was spoiled by no other than Fil-Am Nonito Donaire. The underdog Donaire was considered as patsy by the boxing aficionados. Surprisingly Nonito delivered a power punch that floored Darchinian and rest for awhile on the canvas and hardly got up only to be restrained by the referee as he stopped the fight. It was a Knockout, an upset that catapulted Nonito Donaire as the new IBF & IBO Flyweight Champion and later got praised by no less than from the two respected American institutions HBO & Ring Magazine.
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