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Donaire Vs. Vazquez Jr. Results: What Is Next For Nonito Donaire?

Saturday evening saw the Filipino Flash Nonito Donaire secure the WBO super bantamweight title in a split decision victory over Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr. Donaire was making his debut at 122 pounds and added a belt at yet another weight class. He suffered a rough hand injury in the victory, but was able to gut out a 12-round fight in which he landed some bombs on Vazquez.

Now that Donaire has his victory at 122 pounds, the question will be who to fight next. CSN Bay Area boxing columnist Ryan Maquiñana mentioned a few possible opponents including WBC 122-pound champ Toshiaki Nishioka of Japan, Mexico's Jorge Arce, or possibly Guillermo Rigondeaux of Cuba. After the fight, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum indicated Donaire's next fight would likely be against Jorge Arce. Donaire's victory Saturday was for a super bantamweight title Arce vacated to moved back down to bantamweight.

One of the name fights a lot of people want is Donaire versus featherweight Yuriorkis Gamboa. Given Gamboa's dominance and Donaire's only recent move to junior featherweight, it might be a little while before we see even significant talk of Donaire-Gamboa.