Nonito Donaire Jr. won against South African Jeffrey Mathebula and the judges scored the bout 117-110, 118-109 and 119-108 for Donaire.
Donaire added the IBF super bantamweight title to his WBO strap with a unanimous decision over South Africa’s Jeffrey Mathebula on Saturday night, earning his 28th consecutive victory at the Home Depot Center in Carson City, California.
Donaire , 29 endured cramps in both legs starting the sixth round, but he still won and this is what he said:
“I rushed my warmups in the dressing room when I was told to get ready sooner than I thought. I felt my legs go to sleep a little bit starting the sixth then it was on and off. My calves began to tighten up in the later rounds, too. I didn’t want to show I was in some kind of pain, I didn’t want to let on. That’s how it is in boxing. It was very difficult to fight someone as tall as Mathebula. I just did what I had to do to win.”
Congratulations to Nonito Donaire!