This past weekend, everyone around the world finally recognized Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire as a worthy champion. Donaire attained the WBC and WBO Bantamweight World Champion, which he won Saturday night in a fight against Fernando Montiel. Donaire knocked down Montiel with a devastating left hook and the fight was stopped shorthly after that. The fight rivaled the unforgettable Pacquiao-Hatton fight that also ended in two rounds. For those who are not familiar with the the Filipino Flash, Nonito Donaire, Jr. (born on November 16, 1982) is a Filipino American professional boxer. He is a three-division world champion, where he won four world titles in three different boxing weight classes. He is a known switch-hitter with the ability to fight either southpaw or orthodox. His surname is often mispronounced as do-nayr but it’s properly pronounced as do-nigh-reh.
He is also currently rated by The Ring as the number three pound-for-pound boxer in the world. He is the former WBA Super Flyweight Interim World Champion, IBF World Flyweight Champion and IBO World Flyweight Champion. He was also named U.S. Immigrant of the Day. The man is an inspiration to immigrants who want to live the American Dream. What also made Saturday night unforgettable for many Filipino fight fans was Donaire’s entrance song. The Filipino Flash walked out to hip-hop group Deep Foundation’s “Children of the Sun.” The song (produced by & featuring Hydroponikz) samples the classic “Tayo’y Mga Pinoy” by Banyuhay Ni Heber.