Filipino-American Nonito Donaire got his fourth world title in as many divisions when he took the vacant WBO junior featherweight title against former champion Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr. last February 4 at the Alamodome in San Antonio Texas, USA.
It was not an easy fight for “The Filipino Flash” as Vazquez was wary of his power and did not engage in a toe-to-toe battle, going defensive most of the time.
After twelve rounds, scores of 117-110 twice were read in Donaire’s favor as the third judge had a surprising 115-112 for Vázquez.
After the fight, Donaire removed his gloves and it can be seen that the hand wraps in his left hand are bloody. Apparently, he injured it in the second round.
Despite that, Donaire still knocked down the Puerto Rican in the ninth round but Vasquez rose quickly, smiling as the referee came over to give him a standing eight-count.
Check out the photos below:
Donaire showing HBO commentator Larry Merchant his bloody hand wraps
at the locker room
with the hand wrap removed, we can see the skin on his knuckles is torn