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WATCH: Filipino Boxer Nonito Donaire Beats Opponent in Two Rounds

Nonito Donaire Defeats Settoul Within 2 Rounds and 3 Knockouts

Nonito “the Filipino Flash” Donaire beats his Frenchman opponent, Anthony Settoul within a mere total of just two rounds via a TKO. The shortly-cut 10-round bantamweight fight took place in Venetian Resort in Macau, China, yesterday (July 18, 2015).

Nonito Donaire vs. Anthony Settoul Results Video

Donaire, now with a record of 35 wins and three defeats, 23 KOs, overpowered Settoul, whose record is now 20 wins and four defeats, 8 KOs.

During the first round it was seen that Donaire already had the upper hand, as he was able to land a left uppercut on Settoul. Just moments after the strong uppercut, Donaire landed in a right hand on his opponent, before finally throwing in a left hook on Settoul, which led to the latter’s knockdown. Donaire was able to knock out Settoul twice during the opening round of the bantamweight fight.

Nonito Donaire vs. Anthony Settoul
Nonito Donaire vs. Anthony Settoul

Donaire, during the second round, still did not go easy on Settoul. Donaire’s swift, powerful, overhand right punch sent Settoul to yet another knockout. And at just 1:41 of the second round, Settoul’s corner threw in the towel, signifying a surrender from their side. That signaled the end of the shortly-cut boxing match, and marked Donaire’s victor against the Frenchman.

Donaire was able to knock Settoul to a total of three times in the two-round boxing match.
“We worked really hard for this fight, and I did everything I needed to do,” Doinare said after the fight. “I wanted to set him up with the body shots and finish it from there.”

33-year-old Donaire’s defeating of Frenchman Settoul is the former’s second consecutive win in the one-on-one boxing series. Donaire previously won against Brazil’s William Prado2. Donaire is set to compete against England’s junior featherweight Scott Quigg (30-0-2, 22 KOs), next. If Donaire succeeds against Quigg, he will move on to face Spain’s Kiko Martinez.

“Hopefully, [it’s] a title shot,” Doinare said2, as he looked forward to his next fights inside the ring.


  1. Agence France-Presse. 19 July 2015. “Nonito Donaire Demolishes French Foe in Just 2 Rounds.” Accessed July 19, 2015.
  2. Cordero, Abac. 18 July 2015. “Donaire Makes Quick Work of Settoul, Eyes Title Shot.” The Philippine Star. Accessed July 19, 2015.
  3. Songalia, Ryan. 18 July 2015. “Donaire Blows Away Settoul in Two Rounds.” Rappler. Accessed July 19, 2015.
  4. ABS-CBN News. 19 July 2015. “Donaire Defeats Settoul via TKO.” Accessed July 19, 2015.


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