Slowly, Nonito Donaire is starting to look like Manny Pacquiao.

For his year-round exploits in 2012, Donaire has earned the respect of the boxing world in the same manner Pacquiao did in the last few years.


>> Donaire named Boxer of the Year by ESPN

Days after being cited as ESPN’s and Sports Illustrated (online edition) top boxer for 2012, Donaire was selected by Ring magazine as Fighter of the Year.

As Pacquiao took a nosedive, Donaire’s star sparkled like no other as the Filipino-American puncher string up four major victories, capped by his smashing one-punch third-round knockout of Jorge Arce of Mexico in Houston two weeks before the end of the year. read full story.

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