October 22, 2011. Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire defeated Omar “El Huracán” Narvaez via unanimous decision to retain both his WBC and WBO Bantamweight Championships at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, USA. The bout was “all Donaire”, as Narvaez was on the defensive for most of the fight. All judges scored 120-108 in favor of Donaire.
This was Donaire’s 19th KO win and 26th consecutive win, improving his win-loss record to 27-1. His Argentinian opponent, on the other hand, suffered his first loss since his boxing ring debut in 1990, falling to 35-1-2.
Also on the Covers:
- Suspected members of the MILF continued its rampage, this time ambushing rubber plantation workers in Basilan, and soldiers in Lanao del Norte. All in all, at least 8 were killed. [Read the headline reports: Bulletin | Inquirer | Star]
Front Pages 2011 is Pinoy Index’s way of looking back at notable events of 2011, as presented on the front page of the three leading broadsheet newspapers in the country: the Manila Bulletin, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, and the Philippine Star.