The “Filipino Flash” Donaire Knocks Out Ukrainian Sidorenko in Round 4Category: Boxing
After successfully defending his WBA interim super flyweight world championship crown for the second time against Mexican Manuel “Chango” Vargas last February 13, 2010, Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire, Jr. decided to move up to the bantamweight division (118 pounds).
He wants to challenge WBO and WBC champion Fernando Montiel but before that, he must first hurdle former WBA bantamweight champion Wladimir Sidorenko for the WBA Interim World Bantamweight title on December 4, 2010 at the Honda Center, Anaheim, California, USA.
Filipino Nonito Donaire, Jr. has a professional record of 23 wins and 1 loss with 14 of his wins coming via KO. He is currently the WBA interim world champion in the super flyweight, and is rated by The Ring as the #5 pound-for-pound best boxer in the world. He is also the former IBF and IBO flyweight champion of the world.
He first came under the boxing community’s radar when he knocked out Vic Darchinyan in 2007 that was “The Knockout of the Year”.
He is being groomed as Manny Pacquiao’s successor when the Filipino great retires.
Ukrainian Wladimir Sidorenko has a professional record of 22 wins and 2 losses with 7 of his wins coming via KO. He is the former WBA world bantamweight champion, and twin brother of Valeriy Sydorenko.
In a terrible beating, Nonito Donaire delivered the knockout blow in the 4th Round to give Wladimir Sidorenko his first knockout defeat. Sidorenko was all bloodied up and the referee stopped the fight.
Here’s the Nonito Donaire, Jr. vs Wladimir Sidorenko fight video: