He just turned pro when he first watched his brother going head to head with the Armenian bad boy Vic Darchinyan. He bullies his opponent not only physically but verbally. Gifted with power and skills Vic destroyed Glenn Donaire in five rounds breaking his jaw and Nonito the younger brother could only felt anger and pain seeing his brother crawl into the canvass. He was a 115 lb fighter and was making waves as an amateur second placer behind Brian Villoria.
Darchinyan went on with his streak and become one of boxings rated pound for pound fighter. He held an immaculate record of 28 wins with no losses. Capturing the IBF and IBO titles he showed no respect for his opponents and never backs out to no one.
Gary Shaw offered Darchinyan a match with Nonito as an undercard for the July 7 match. It was more like a grudged match which Nonito couldn’t resist. He went down on weight just to fight Darchinyan. And he was considered to be an 18-0 underdog. Nobody even gave him a chance. Darchinyan even bragged that he could even fight the two brothers in one setting.
The fight started with Nonito having a slight edged with Vic frustrating him with his counter punches every time Vic unload his right hook Nonito countered it with a left Jab and making Vic look perturbed. He has watched every move Vic makes and carefully studied it. The fight went into five rounds and Nonito unleashes a timed left hook with a crisp precision into the Armenian’s jaw sending him to the canvass for the first time of his career he was able to get up only to fall down with his wobbly legs giving up and sending him down to the ropes with blood rushing through his nose.
The referee stop the fight and the new Filipino champion is victorious not only he captured two belts but it was a sweet revenged with his brother with Glen Celebrating on the sidelines. Sometimes life takes us through a lot of hardships and pain but we have to keep fighting and waiting that someday that lucky punch will come… a lesson learned from Nonito “the flash” Donaire. You make us proud and will just keep on punching through life. That’s the way to tame a bully.