Simpiwe Vetyeka makes the first defense of his WBA Featherweight Championship on Saturday night, taking on former multiweight world champion Nonito Donaire at The Venetian in Macau.
Vetyeka captured the title, the first of his career, by stopping long-reigning champion Chris John last December in Australia. John had held the title for near a decade, but he wasn't able to match the aggression of his latest challenger and ceded the title on his tool.
Donaire is a former three-weight world champion. He was rocketing up the pound-for-pound ranks when his train came to a halt against Guillermo Rigondeaux early in 2013. He struggled in his next fight, and he needs to recapture some of his old form to claim another world title in this fight.
Read on for your complete preview and prediction for Vetyeka vs. Donaire for the WBA Featherweight Championship!