DONAIRE TOO POWERFUL FOR DARCHINYAN
Nov 10 2013
November 10th, 2013 |
By Alon Calinao Dy:
Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire came out victorious tonight against
Vic “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan at the American Bank Center in Corpus
Many observers said that Armenian fighter Vic was leading on the
score cards and Robert Garcia, Donaire’s trainer, encouraged his
prodigy to throw some combinations.
In the 9th round, the Filipino fighter listened to the advice from
his corner. And so, he hurt and caught Darchinyan with his deadly
left hooks, which sent every boxer he faced to go down. When the
brave Armenian gladiator went down and couldn’t recover anymore to
a fast flurry of punches from Donaire, referee Laurence Cole halted
the fight to save the defenseless boxer.
We have seen like this fight when Donaire, Jr. faced Rigondeaux on
April 13, 2013. The Filipino icon has always problems with a fighter
who has a little bit style of Manny Pacquiao, which is quick and
aggressive fighter. If Donaire, Jr. wants a rematch against the Cuban
boxing star, he should do much better than what he had shown tonight.
According to some Donaire’s fans, this win of Nonito Donaire, Jr. is
for the people of Samar and Leyte in the Philippines who were affected
by super typhoon Haiyan last Friday, especially for thousands of
people who have lost their lives.
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The Board of the ABAE urges members to “make their views known and
ensure their voice is heard” ahead of critical Extraordinary General
The Board of the ABAE has urged its 18,500 members to “make their
views known and ensure their voice is heard” ahead of a critical
Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) which will be held on 24 November
The EGM will vote on whether to accept or reject new Articles of
Association and a new Board of Directors.
A decision to reject the new Articles and Board, which have been
approved by AIBA and Sport England, will lead to the re-opening of
disciplinary proceedings by AIBA against the ABAE. This is expected to
lead to the indefinite suspension of England from all international
competition as it will fail to comply with the rules and regulations
by which the sport is governed internationally.
Sport England, which has committed to invest over £5 million in
grassroots boxing over the next four years, has already confirmed
it will cease to fund the ABAE, with immediate effect, if the new
Articles and Board are rejected.
The statement by the Board of the ABAE said: “This is a critical
moment for the ABAE and it is very important that the 18,500 members
and 900 affiliated clubs that make-up the organisation fully understand
what is at stake and the ramifications of these forthcoming decisions
which have the potential to affect every member at every level.
“We believe that the votes that will be cast on the 24th November
should reflect the opinions of the membership and we urge all clubs,
coaches, boxers and volunteers to make their views known to the
Secretaries of their Regional Associations and ensure that their
voice is heard at this critically important time for the sport.”
The new Board also promised to be more “open and transparent” in its
communications with clubs and has set up a Freephone helpline 0800
023 2692 and an email enquiry address [email protected] for clubs
to contact the ABAE if they have any questions about the EGM and the
ramifications of the decision to accept or reject the new Articles
The full statement to members by the Board of the ABAE said: “The
ABAE is moving towards a pivotal moment in its evolution following
the decision by the Board to call an Extraordinary General Meeting
(EGM) on 24 November 2013 when its members will decide on whether to
accept or reject new Articles of Association and a new Board.
“This is a critical moment for the ABAE and it is very important
that the 18,500 members and 900 affiliated clubs that make-up
the organisation fully understand what is at the stake and the
ramifications of these forthcoming decisions which have the potential
to affect every member at every level.
“As a Board, we recognise the importance and status of the whole
membership and will make every effort to communicate to all our
members in an open, transparent and consistent manner. We will also
endeavour to follow the principles of good governance and recognise
our responsibilities as the national governing body to ensure that
our members have all of the information that is relevant to them.
“To this end, we will use all available communication channels
available to ensure we provide information to all. This will
include direct communication with clubs, the ABAE website, social
media channels and boxing media and news websites. Our club support
officers that work in the field will also be hosting meetings and
visiting clubs in their regions to communicate with coaches, boxers
and volunteers face-to-face and communication materials will also be
sent to the Regional Association of the ABAE.
“Since the EGM was called, we have supplied a Briefing Note to hundreds
of clubs via email, made this available online and issued several
statements via the ABAE website which have been sent to boxing media
and websites and distributed by our social media channels (facebook
and twitter). Our club Support Officers have also hosted meetings with
clubs in a number of regions. This will continue as we work towards
to the 24th and we aim to make more open and transparent communication
a feature of our relationships with clubs and members in the future.
“This is not a one-way process and in addition to this, we have also
established a series of communications channels for clubs to contact
the ABAE including a Freephone helpline 0800 023 2692 and an email
enquiry address [email protected]
“Clubs are also encouraged to follow the ABAE on twitter @abaengland or
where statements and circulars will be posted. Local Club Support
Officers can be contacted directly by clubs that would like a
“This is a critically important time for boxing in England and we
believe that the votes that will be cast on the 24th November should
reflect the opinions of the membership and we urge all clubs, coaches,
boxers and volunteers to make their views known to the Secretaries
of their Regional Associations and ensure that their voice is heard
at this critically important time for the sport.”