Nonito Donaire defeats Mexican contender Fernando Montiel, back as world boxing champ

Filipino boxer Nonito Donaire defeated Mexican competitor Fernando Montiel in the second round of the bantamweight title bout held Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) in Las Vegas, reports GMA News. Donaire’s left hook aimed toward Montiel’s temple sent the latter to the ground, "his legs clearly seen to undergo involuntary convulsion," according to the report.

"(That left hook) was the hardest punch of my career," Donaire said. "I was so surprised he got up; I put everything behind that punch." The referee stopped the fight with 35 seconds left in the round, and Montiel was taken to the University Medical Center for precautionary measures, reports GMA News.

Donaire, former International Boxing Federation flyweight titlist, won the World Boxing Council and World Boxing Organization bantamweight belts from Montiel and is now back as a world boxing champion.

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