I don’t know why, but every review seems to start with the main event. But not this one. I’ll start with the most meaningful and competitive fight, then the controversial one, finishing with a brief account of how Donaire and Montiel’s public sparring sessions went.
Bernabe Concepcion UD 10 Mario Santiago
Eric Morel SD 12 Gerry Penalosa
Nonito Donaire KO 3 Manuel Vargas
Nonito Donaire (23-1, 15 KO) knocked out blown-up strawweight Manuel Vargas (26-5-1, 11 KO) in three rounds in one of the biggest headline mismatches in PPV history. Donaire towered over Vargas and floored him with a left uppercut in the third. Vargas, a late replacement, is not the calibre of opponent Donaire should be facing at this stage of his career. His original opponent, Gerson Guerrero, doesn’t fit the bill either.