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Pregnant Wife Of Nonito Donaire Admitted In Hospital After Saving Drowning Kid

Rachel Marcial-Donaire, the pregnant wife of Noypi boxing champ Nonito Donaire, Jr., was admitted in a hospital after she saved a kid from drowning Thursday.

Despite her condition, Rachel did not hesitate to jump into the pool to save her friend's son who disappeared underneath the water. She injured herself in the process.

"Rachel woke up with sharp pain and was admitted in the hospital where she was monitored for over an hour and was diagnosed with a strained ligament," a post on Nonito's Facebook page reads.

According to her physicians, the baby has not been affected. They also ordered Rachel to stay in bed rest for the next two days.

Rachel and Nonito, who tied the knot in 2008, are expecting a baby boy, their first child. Rachel is reportedly due in 17 days. 

Get well soon, Rachel! - NoypiStuff

Nonito Donaire Named '2012 Boxer Of The Year' By ESPN

Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire, Jr. has been named "2012 Boxer of the Year" by ESPN.

"Nonito Donaire won four fights against strong competition in 2012 -- sometimes in spectacular fashion -- and did so while proving himself clean in a sport rife with PED issues," ESPN wrote. "For that, he earns's boxer of the year award."

Donaire started his winning streak this year with a split decision win against Puerto Rican Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. in their WBO Super Bantamweight fight in February, becoming a 4-division title holder.

In July, the Filipino Flash won via unanimous decision against the then-reigning IBF Super Bantamweight champ Jeffery Mathebula of South Africa.

Donaire retained his WBO Super Bantamweight title after defeating Japanese boxer Toshiaki Nishioka in October. After being knocked down twice, Nishioka's corner personnel entered the ring as a request for the referee to end the fight in the ninth round.

Capping Donai…

Nonito Donaire, Jr. Defeats Jeffrey Mathebula, Unifies Titles

Nonito Donaire, Jr. has won via unanimous decision over Jeffrey Mathebula, unifying the WBO and IBF super bantamweight titles.

"The Filipino Flashed" knocked down his South African foe with a vicious left hook in the fourth round of the IBF match held Saturday night (Sunday morning in Manila) at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. It was the first time in his career that Mathebula has been down.

"He (Mathebula) didn’t expect it (knockdown). After that he kept his hands up," Donaire said.

However, Mathebula used his 4½-inch height advantage and a tremendous work rate to keep the bout competitive.

"It was tough. He got me off the jab really well," Donaire said. "That jab really took me out of my power range. He's a great champion. He wouldn't let me get in there and let me work."

In the 11th round, a hard right hand from Donaire appeared to hurt Mathebula. It was later disclosed that he had a cracked tooth, which caused …

Nonito Donaire, Jr., Chino Trinidad feud heats up online!

Boxing champ Nonito Donaire Jr. and sportscaster Chino Trinidad are currently involved in a very serious "Online war". Comparing this to the celebrity feuds happened in the microblogging site Twitter we witnessed in the past, I would have to say that I have never heard an argument this intense.

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After a rift which lasted for 3 years, The Filipino Flash finallyreconciled with his father, Nonito, Sr. However another feud sparked when Chino Trinidad fought back via Twitter after he and his father were especially named by Nonito and his family to be the reason of the misunderstanding inside the Donaire family.

On a video posted on the the official website of Nonito Donaire, Jr., his wife, Rachel, said,

“There are certain people in the media who have gotten fame from tearing our family apart and I think that collectively today, after seeing everything that has been out in the media and talking about what has really hurt us, the source is all the same—it’…

Nonito Donaire crushes Fernando Montiel, bags bantamweight crowns

The "Filipino Flash" Nonito Donaire now barges into superstardom after a sensational win against Mexican world champion Fernando Montiel in a batamweight fight held on February 19 (February 20, Philippine Time), 2011 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Donaire finished off the fight early by landing a devastating counter left hook to the head that sent Montiel on his back, legs twitching, two minutes into the second round. The then undefeated Montiel got up but Donaire went for the kill prompting the referee to stop the bout at the round's 2:25 mark.

"I needed to be strong but it was the speed that was the key. He left himself open and that gave me the advantage," Donaire said. "I was surprised he got up after I landed that flush shot.", the new champion added.

According to Top Rank promotions via Twitter, Montiel "was sent to the hospital to be checked due to the way he was knocked out."

The technical knockout win hailed Donaire as…