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Nonito Donaire outclass fellow former Olympian Jeffrey Mathebula for WBO–IBF unification bout on Saturday, 7thJuly 2012 at Home Depot Center, Carson, California, United States.
Early on, it seems that Mathebula sense that Donaire punches are too powerful to handle, tries to fight from the outside, capitalizing his advantages in height and reach.
However in Round 4, Donaire send him to the canvas with that single kiss-the-canvass counter left hook–Donaire’s signature punch that put Fernando Montiel to seizure in just Round 2 of their 2011 fight. But Mathebula being a warrior get up with the bell’s mercy and survive the imminent end of his reign as a champion.
In the succeeding rounds, Mathebula tries to borrow the book of Joshua Clottey, building a solid high-guard wall to cover raining power shots of Donaire that seeks single-blow knockout punch.
Again Donaire hurt Mathebula in the Round 11 and blood keeps on drawing from the mouth of the South African champion that later known to be a broken tooth.
Donaire finishes the last round fast and strong and pull off a unanimous win, now the unified super bantamweight weight supremo.
In the interview Donaire pointed out to become an undisputed 122 pounder before he is good to move up to Featherweight division.