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Nonito Donaire Destroys Manuel Vargas

By Geno McGahee

Surprise, surprise…well, not really.  WBA Interim Super Flyweight Champion, Nonito Donaire, 23-1, 15 KO’s, destroyed late replacement Manuel Vargas, 26-5-1, 11 KO’s, in three rounds.  Vargas was a lamb led to slaughter and you almost wanted to rescue him at the prefight stare down.  It was just a wicked mismatch and despite the fact that Vargas was a late replacement, the initial opponent Gerson Guerrero wasn’t that much better and would have suffered the same fate.  This was a very poor headliner no matter what way you look at it, especially for a pay per view event.

The WBO Bantamweight Champion, Fernando Montiel, 40-2-2, 30 KO’s, destroyed Ciso Morales, 14-1, 8 KO’s, in just one round to retain his title. Going into the fight, Morales had not faced any opposition of note, and now we see why. 

The vacant WBO Interim Bantamweight was decided.  Eric Morel, 42-2, 21 KO’s, won via split decision over Gerry Penalosa, 54-8, 34 KO’s, by scores of 115-113, 116-112, and 113-115. 

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