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Filipino Flash hopes future holds bigger fights

An injured hand and a courageous opponent in Luis Maldonado weren't enough to panic Nonito Donaire and throw him off his game. So what's next for the Filipino Flash?

Originally Published: December 2, 2007
By Ron Borges | Special to ESPN.com

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. -- With holiday shopping on the minds of many this time of year, it was particularly thoughtful of Showtime executive Ken Hershman to put the main event of his year-ending card on first Saturday night rather than waiting until after Vernon Forrest and Antonio Tarver had beaten pedestrian opponents in less-than-exciting fashion at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut.

That way, fans had the opportunity to see one of boxing's up-and-coming young stars and still get plenty ...

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