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Donaire set on fulfilling his potential

After shaky 2013, 'Filipino Flash' challenges Vetyeka for featherweight title

Originally Published: May 29, 2014
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Nonito Donaire was the 2012 consensus fighter of the year on the strength of four notable victories, including his unifying of junior featherweight belts. 

But 2013 brought two shaky performances, including his first defeat in a dozen years. "The Filipino Flash" lost his 122-pound title via unanimous decision to Guillermo Rigondeaux in an April unification bout, and he suffered a facial fracture and struggled mightily before authoring a come-from-behind ninth-round knockout of ...

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