Donaire vs. Vetyeka
In what appeared to be a robbery tonight, Nonito Donaire (33-2, 21 KO’s) was given a 4 round technical decision victory over WBA Super World featherweight champion Simpiwe Vetyeka (26-3, 16 KO’s) in a fight where the victory should have been given to Vetyeka at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China.
Donaire was cut over the left eye at the end of the 1st round from what the referee ruled was a clash of heads. But in looking at the replay of where the cut occurred there was no head clash where contact was made by Donaire’s left eye. Instead it was a right hand from Vetyeka that hit Donaire on his left eye, causing him to go down on all fours on the canvas. Continue reading
WBA Undisputed featherweight champion SIMPHIWE “V12” VETYEKA (26-2, 15 KOs), of Mdantsane, South Africa, and 2012 Fighter of the Year NONITO “The Filipino Flash” DONAIRE (32-2, 20 KOs), a native of General Santos City, Philippines, now living in Las Vegas, weighed in at 125.5 and 126 pounds, respectively, on Friday in their final faceoff before their world title battle. Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd, in association with Tecate, PS4 and Foreman Boys Promotions, Vetyeka vs. Donaire will be televised from The Venetian® Macao Cotai Arena opening Saturday’s HBO World Championship Boxing® telecast, beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET/PT. The telecast will also feature the world super middleweight championship rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves.
WBA undisputed featherweight world champion Simpiwe “V12” Vetyeka and four-division world champion and 2012 Fighter of the Year, Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire weigh in (Vetyeka 125.5 lbs, Donaire 126 lbs) Friday for their upcoming world title fight, Saturday, May 31 from the Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China.
Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Tecate, PS4 and Foreman Boys Promotions, “Featherweight Fury- Donaire vs Vetyeka” will be televised in the US on HBO, same day at 4pm ET/PT
Donaire vs. Vetyeka live on BoxNation
Filipino hotshot Nonito Donaire is ready to begin a new era of dominance when he challenges Simpiwe Vetyeka in his bid to become a five-weight world champion.
MACAU, CHINA (May 28, 2014) – It’s back to the future for four-division world champion and 2012 Fighter of the Year Year NONITO “The Filipino Flash” DONAIRE as he finishes off a training camp that hasn’t been this rigorous and back to basics since his stellar year in 2012. Donaire is moving up yet another weight division, this time to challenge World Boxing Association (WBA) Undisputed featherweight world champion SIMPIWE “V12” VETYEKA.
Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd, in association with Tecate, PS4 and Foreman Boys Promotions, Vetyeka vs. Donaire will be televised from the Cotai Arena at The Venetian® Macao This Saturday! May 31, on HBO, beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET/PT. The telecast will also include the world super middleweight title rematch between defending champion Carl Froch and top contender George Groves, which will take place at Wembley Stadium in London. Continue reading
American boxing fans can catch a highly anticipated UK rematch and a title fight from Macau when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK®: CARL FROCH VS. GEORGE GROVES II AND SIMPIWE VETYEKA VS. NONITO DONAIRE is seen SATURDAY, MAY 31 at 4:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The HBO Sports team will be calling both events, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.
Other HBO playdates: June 1 (8:30 a.m.) and 3 (1:00 a.m.)– HBO2 playdates: June 1 (3:15 p.m.) and 2 (11:00 p.m.) Continue reading