Filipino two-division world champion and The Ring Magazine rank#6 pound-for-pound boxer Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire enters the most important fight of his career on Sunday (Feb 20) in a bout with Mexican champion Fernando “Cochulito” Montiel, which will be aired live by ABS-CBN Sports at 10:15am on ABS-CBN Channel 2.
Dubbed “Ang Pagtutuos,” the Donaire-Montiel fight is the first world title boxing fight for 2011.
Donaire, a US-based native of General Santos City, puts on the line his nine-year, 24-bout winning streak when he challenges Montiel, a three-division world champion who has been undefeated since 2006.
Montiel will defend his WBC and WBO bantamweight belts against Donaire in one of boxing’s most popular venues, the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Donaire will not be the only Filipino boxer competing on Sunday as Mark Jason Melligen faces Mexican Gabriel Martinez. Dubbed “Mighty Melligen,” the 24-year-old light middleweight was victorious in all of his four fights last year, three of which were held in Las Vegas.
The card also features the much-awaited rematch between Mike Jones and Jesus Soto-Karass who first dueled last November 13 in the Pacquiao-Margarito fight. Jones’ narrowly escaped a draw with a mere one-point margin victory over the Mexican.
Watch Nonito Donaire in his biggest fight on Sun (Feb 20), 10:15am only on ABS-CBN. Catch the same day replay on Studio 23 at 9pm and ABS-CBN Sunday’s Best at 11:30pm.