Has Donaire's window closed?

Former three-division titlist hasn't quite achieved superstar status. Is it too late?

Updated: November 7, 2013, 4:34 PM ET
By Nigel Collins | ESPN.com

The slender figure wearing a white fedora and a gleaming smile could have passed for a 15-year-old, and if it weren't for a tiny soul patch under his lower lip, you might have thought he was too young to shave. But this was no callow teenager. The sprite-like boxer was Nonito Donaire, 26 years old, holder of a flyweight belt and widely considered a rising star destined for greatness.

It was May 1, 2009, the day before fellow Filipino Manny Pacquiao would decimate Ricky Hatton at the MGM ...

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