Thursday, February 26, 2009

Pre-Fight Analysis: Montiel vs. Donaire

For those having a hard time deciding betting between Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire and Fernando Montiel, better know the facts before you aimlessly drop your money on online casinos and end up wagering on the wrong guy.

Fernando Montiel is the champion of their upcoming bout, with his WBO super flyweight on the line. Entering the fight with a record of 38-2-1, Montiel is making the eight title defense against Donaire, the reigning IBF flyweight champion. Montiel has already defeated elite Filipino fighters, a third round stoppage of Roy Dolinguez and a split decision win over Z Gorres.

Nonito Donaire is coming off from two successful title defenses of his IBF crown against Luis Maldonado and Moruti Mthalane of South Africa. Donaire will be climbing a division, expressing his difficulty maintaining within the 112 limit. Donaire is best remembered as the one who knocked then undefeated and reigning IBF flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan with a well-placed and timed counter left hook.

From this standpoint, both fighters have a lot to offer. While the odds are still hazy, Donaire is the concensus underdog with less experience than Montiel.