Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 8/27/14

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
The Filipino Flash Climbs to Super Bantamweight and Faces Ex-Titlist Vazquez Jr: On February 4, Nonito Donaire makes his first voyage into the waters of the 122-pound division by taking on recently deposed titlist Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr. With titles at 112, 115, and 118, Donaire looks to add another belt to his collection as he continues jumping weight classes. And listening closely to Donaire’s team talk about their man’s future, their planned stay at 122 won’t take very long, with their eyes already set on the featherweight division. Donaire has entrenched himself in the top 5 of the pound-for-pound lists. He is on an incredible run that began almost 5 years ago when he shocked unbeaten Vic Darchinyan with a brutal knockout. Since then, he has barely been challenged. Will Vazquez, Jr. be able to succeed where so many others have failed? Or will he merely be another speed-bump for Donaire as he continues accumulating accolades? Date: February 4, 2012 Site: Alamodome in San Antoni...
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