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World Boxing Council/World Boxing Organization bantamweight champion Fernando Montiel of Mexico falls to the mat as he is knocked down in the second round by Nonito Donaire Jr. during their title fight at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Feb. 19.  (Reuters/Steve Marcus)

 

MANILA — Proving he’s a man of his word, Nonito Donaire Jr. made good on his vow to knock out Fernando Montiel of Mexico in a sensational performance reminiscent of Manny Pacquiao’s second round demolition of Ricky Hatton.

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Fil-Am amateur boxer Kris Tatlonghari (r.) of Park Slope, Brooklyn in action.  (Filipino Reporter photo by Ryan Songalia)

 

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As Filipino professional boxing stars Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire prepare for mega-fights on the sport’s highest level, New York City-based Fil-Am amateur boxer Kris Tatlonghari entered the ring at Mount Vernon High School on Feb. 7 to attempt to carve out his own place in the sweet science.

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Fil-Am Ryan Songalia during the Manny Pacquiao-Miguel Cotto press conference at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, N.Y.

 

By L.P. PELAYO
Sports editor

Filipino Reporter sports correspondent Ryan Songalia is currently covering for the New York Daily News the 84th annual Daily News Golden Gloves amateur boxing tournament that kicked off on Jan. 20.

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CHRIS ROMULO

 

Filipino-American professional Muay Thai fighter and instructor Chris Romulo of New York competed for the North American Muay Thai Fighter of the Year Award by the Muay Thai Preservation Project and Muay Thai Authority.

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                                 MERCITO GESTA

 

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Lightweight prospect Mercito Gesta may be vacationing in the Philippines, but he isn’t taking it easy.

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