Nonito Donaire vs. Wilfredo Vazquez Jr.: What You Need to Know About the Fight

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Nonito Donaire vs. Wilfredo Vazquez Jr.: What You Need to Know About the Fight
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On Saturday night, February 4, 2012 The Ring's fourth-ranked pound-for-pound fighter Nonito Donaire, 27(18)-1, will meet Wilfredo Vazquez Jr, 21(18)-1(1)-1, for the vacant WBO super bantamweight title at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

This is a co-main event with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. defending his WBC middleweight title against Marco Antonio Rubio. Promoted by Top Rank and broadcast on HBO, this will be the first truly big boxing card of 2012.

2012 has the potential to be a very big year for Donaire, the only of The Ring's top five pound-for-pound fighters younger than 30. A step up in weight class and a steady diet of top contenders should provide him with the opportunity to cement his legacy in the sport. 

First he will have to get through a tough night's work with Vasquez, who The Ring ranks eighth overall at 122 pounds. 

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