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Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire was on a hot streak this year, winning all four of his first boxing bouts in the super bantamweight division. In his first fight this year with Wilfredo Vázquez, Jr., he secured his spot alongside Manny Pacquiao as the only Asians to win world titles in four different weight divisions. And he closed 2012 with a third-round knockout win against Mexican Jorge Arce, bringing up his professional boxing record to 31-1.

To celebrate his series of victories, here are three newspaper front pages he graced after his wins against Vázquez, Japan’s Toshiaki Nishioka, and Arce.


February 4, 2012. Donaire defeated Vazquez via split decision to win the vacant WBO Super Bantamweight Championship at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Also on the covers:“Complications” after Rep. Iggy Arroyo’s death in London, as the feud between wife and mistress over the custody of his remains…

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