Donaire stops Mthalane to keep IBF flyweight title

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AFP) — Nonito Donaire of the Philippines retained his International Boxing Federation flyweight world title Saturday with a sixth-round technical knockout of South African Moruti Mthalane.

Referee Joe Cortez stopped the fight at 1:31 of the sixth after Donaire had opened a cut on the inside of Mthalane’s left eyelid.

Donaire improved to 21-1 with 13 victories inside the distance, while Mthalane fell to 22-3, with 15 knockouts.

Donaire showed himself the more skillful fighter, controling the contest from the start. Read Story

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