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NONITO DONAIRE’S TOP FIVE KNOCKOUT WINS AHEAD OF NAOYA INOUE REMATCH
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FERNANDO MONTIEL TKO2 (2011)

Montiel staggered to his feet and was allowed to continue despite being dropped heavily by a Donaire left hook, in this 2011 world title clash.

But the brutal reality was the Mexican was in no position to carry on having hit the canvas in scary fashion just seconds earlier.

The left hook ranks as one of the most devastating punches of Donaire’s career.

VIC DARCHINYAN II TKO9 (2013)

The barrage of punches, and thumping uppercut, which eventually forced the referee to intervene means this was not the most eye-catching of stoppage wins of Donaire’s career.

But the KO win carried a significant statement in that it came in the Filipino Flash’s first fight after losing to Guillermo Rigondeaux earlier in the year.

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VOLODYMYR SYDORENKO KO4 (2010)

This was Donaire at his destructive best as he bloodied and bashed up his Ukrainian rival.

Donaire’s trademark is his left hook, but his straight right hand did a lot of the damage in Anaheim on this occasion.

After eating one backhand too many, Sydorenko – who had been down in rounds one and three – dropped to the canvas onto a knee and was pulled out of the contest by the referee.

NORDINE OUBAALI KO4 (2021)

In his first fight back after engaging in a modern classic with Naoya Inoue, Donaire landed a crunching uppercut with the message: ‘I’m back’.

WBC bantamweight champion Oubaali had been down twice in the third round before slumping against the ropes after Donaire had landed in the fourth.

It was a win that set Donaire out on the path to the rematch with Inoue.

REYMART GABALLA KO4 (2021)

And to prove his demolition of the previously unbeaten Oubaali was no fluke, Donaire was at it again in his first defence of the WBC 118lbs title.

Compatriot Gaballo was trying to put pressure on Donaire, but the veteran blocked the hooks and returned with a sickening body shot, from which his opponent could not recover.

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