Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 10/6/14

18 Apr 1998: Naseem Hamed floors his opponent Wilfredo Vazquez during the WBO Featherweight Championship fight held at the Manchester Arena,Manchester, England. Naseem Hamed won the fight comfortably. \ Mandatory Credit: John Gichigi /Allsport
Donaire Gets Past Vazquez, Jr. In the opening bout on HBO's big card on Saturday night, Nonito Donaire endured a tough challenge from Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr. to annex the vacant WBO 122-pound title. Good performance from Donaire. Gutsy show by Vazquez, Jr. And an unreal scorecard in what should have been a unanimous decision. At the end of the fight, Donaire's left hand was strangely drenched in blood. Credit: Chris Farina - Top Rank Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs. Marco Antonio Rubio Results - Nonito Donaire vs. Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. Results Nonito Donaire won the WBO 122-pound title in a split decision over Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr. Scores were 117-110 (twice) in favor of Donaire and an unfathomable 115-112 score from Ruben Garcia. The fight opened with Donaire, 121.6, firing off sudden bursts of punches, as he out-maneuvered the lead-footed Vazquez, Jr. The Puerto Rican seemed to be still trying to find his bearings in the 2nd, a bit flummoxed by Donair's speed advantage.Vazquez, J...
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