Donaire uplifts spirits of Filipino netizens
MANILA, Philippines – Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire lifted the spirits of Filipino netizens after scoring a stunning third-round technical knockout win over Mexico's Jorge Arce on Saturday (Sunday in Manila).
Donaire, who was fighting for the fourth time in 2012, thoroughly dominated the veteran Mexican boxer to retain his world super bantamweight title.
Immediately after the fight decision was announced, many Filipinos, including local television personalities, took to the microblogging site Twitter to express their delight that another Filipino made the country proud.
Congratulations to Nonito Donaire for the third round victory over Jorge Arce! Mabuhay ka!
— Ricky Carandang (@rickycarandang) December 16, 2012
— Rico Hizon (@RicoHizon) December 16, 2012
— Doc Eric Tayag (@erictayagSays) December 16, 2012
— julius babao (@juLiusbabao) December 16, 2012
KO in the third round!? wow!!!! congratulations nonito @filipinoflash donaire! mabuhay ka!
— bianca gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca) December 16, 2012
Congrats to Nonito Donaire!
— Lani Mercado Revilla (@lanimrevilla) December 16, 2012
Bumawi si Nonito Donaire Jr. para sa bayan! KO sa round 3 si Arce. Congratulations! You made Filipinos proud! Pinoy Pride :)
— JaYlord Soriano ♡ (@jaylordSoriano) December 16, 2012
When one falls, another one rises! #Donaire
— Bolo Pascual (@bolo_pascual) December 16, 2012
Oo nga pala . .congrats Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire . . .u make us proud
— JHEtheRealMe (@itsmevirgo13) December 16, 2012
We've had redeemed the Pain of last week through the knock out win by #Nonito"TheFilipinoFlash"Donaire. Payback is a Bitch..
— clauibadana(@clauisheart129) December 16, 2012
masamang mapuwing ang pinoy, rumeresbak. Congrats Donaire! :D
— Mya ©(@myafierce) December 16, 2012
— Jha Balamiento (@JHAsoyouknow) December 16, 2012
#Donaire by KO! Yes world, after the elimination of azkals & the defeat of Pacman- WE ARE SO BACK IN THE GAME!
— Karla Garcia (@iamKarlaMG) December 16, 2012
Congrats #Donaire you made Filipinos/Philippines proud! Well deserve victory for us after all the trials we face this past few weeks.
— Iam YanYan (@YANtheONE) December 16, 2012
It was donaire's 30th straight career victory, putting his record at 31-1 with 20 knockouts. He has not lost a boxing match in 11 years.