2011 knockout of year: Donaire-Montiel

Updated: December 29, 2011, 3:33 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

When Nonito Donaire was hunkered down in training camp last December preparing for his Feb. 19 shot at unified bantamweight champion Fernando Montiel, he swears he envisioned that he would win by knockout and that it would come in the second round.

"I told [trainer] Robert Garcia in camp before Christmas it would be a second-round knockout. I had a premonition," Donaire said after he nailed his prediction and claimed a pair of 118-pound titles at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

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