Boxing Pros and Fans React to Nonito Donaire’s Exhilarating Comeback

Published 05/30/2021, 1:10 AM EDT


The bantamweight stalwart, Nonito Donaire, unveiled a cosmic statement in the fight world by putting on exemplary performance in his comeback fight. The veteran locked horns with Nordine Oubaali for his WBC bantamweight title. In this epic encounter, Donaire emerged victorious in round 4 of the fight. With that, he regained his throne, and he now sits at the peak of the division, looking to challenge the other champions.

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This win was special for the Philippine boxer as he made his first professional ring walk after nearly two years. That said, the world had its eyes set on his return bout and Donaire definitely thrilled his expectant fans. Also, after seeing his performance in this magnetic title fight, the boxing world reacted on Twitter.

The Athletic shared a clip of his win and captioned it as, “FATHER TIME TAKE A BACKSEAT!” Nonito Donaire reclaims the WBC’s 118-pound title with a fourth-round KO”

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Mike Coppinger too couldn’t hold himself back from tweeting about Donaire’s success. On his official Twitter handle, Coppinger, wrote, And over on Showtime Nonito Donaire scores the fourth-round KO and is once again 118-pound champion! Legend #OubaaliDonaire”

Rob Tebbutt too posted, “Sensational performance from Nonito Donaire, who took a look at Oubaali for a couple of rounds, but once he found his rhythm he was absolutely merciless. The story goes on for the Filipino Flash!”

Marcos Villegas lauded ‘The Filippino Flash’s boxing prowess. He wrote, “Nonito’s hook never fails him.”

Even Manny Pacquiao congratulated his fellow compatriot.

Where does Nonito Donaire go from here?

The world awaited the 38-year-old’s comeback, and he certainly put on a clinical performance in his return bout. With this triumph, he bagged his 41st career win and signified his boxing run.

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‘The Filipino Flash’ is one of the most intriguing boxing talents. And in his performance against Nordine Oubaali, Donaire displayed his top-notch class.

Moving further, he is now all set to face other champions of his division like Naoya Inoue and Johnriel Casimero. It’ll be interesting to see when he returns to the ring and against whom.

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Who do you want Nonito Donaire to take on next? What did you make of his return performance?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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