he's one of only 12 boxers in history to have won titles in 4 different weight classes so he definitely deserves his own thread.
the guy scored it 115-112 for vasquez. it would have been ridiculous to score it 115-112 for donaire let alone the other way around. the fight wasn't even close.Originally Posted by fujima04
i'm afraid though that nonito might have maxed himself out at 122. he hit vasquez with some good head shots yet couldn't finish him off. some of those hits would have put lighter weight opponents to sleep. he's still good enough to clean out the division, unify all major titles. dunno if the bobfather will allow it though. unifying titles if just not economically attractive anymore, considering that everytime you fight you have to pay sanctioning fees to every governing body involved. and arum's a businessman before anything else.
still, donaire vs nishioka and rigondeaux would be interesting. i doubt if nishioka will fight nonito considering how evasive japanese champs are against quality opponents.
then maybe he can gun for one last title at 126, face off against juanma lopez, omar salido, jmm conqueror chris john or gerry penalosa victim jhonny gonzales in big money fights. but larry merchant said it best, if nonito wants to continue knocking out opponents at higher weights, he needs to invest more in body shots. against vasquez, he kept looking for that one shot knockout punch.