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World Boxing Super Series - Filipino former world champion Nonito Donaire returns to the boxing ring for WBC Silver Featherweight Title

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A major draw on the undercards features Filipino former world champion Nonito Donaire (37-4-0, 24 KOs) facing Mexico's Ruben Garcia Hernandez (22-2-1, 9 KOs) for the WBC Siler Featherweight Title.


Donaire returns to the ring after a controversial loss last November to Jessie Magdaleno. Donaire recently teamed up with Ringstar Sports where he plans to reclaim his supremacy in the featherweight division. Garcia Hernandez is a tested Mexican fighter looking to make a name for himself in the U.S. at the Alamodome.

The Filipino fighter known as the “Filipino Flash” Donaire grew up in Northern California and now fights out of Las Vegas. His last fight was November 2016 when he battled Magdeleno for a junior featherweight world title in a bout that he lost by controversial decision. Hoping for a rematch that was never made, he partnered with Ringstar Sports looking to return to the top of the featherweight division. Prior to that, Donaire won belts in four different weight classes and was recognized as the 2012 Fighter of the Year by the BWAA, ESPN and Ring Magazine.

Fighting out of Mexico City, Mexico, Hernandez made his pro debut in 2010. Since that time he has battled his way through Mexico while fighting in the U.S. four times. Hernandez enters this bout on a seven-fight winning streak and plans to make a name for himself in the United States on September 23rd when he takes on Donaire.

Quotes – Nonito Donaire vs Garcia Hernandez:

Nonito Donaire: “I’m ready to return to the ring and show that I still have what it takes to be a world champion and face the best in this sport. I’m thankful to Ringstar Sports for helping me in this next chapter of my career and I know with them in my corner, I’ll be back to where I belong soon. I’m excited to give the great fight fans in San Antonio a great show, just like when I fought Wilfredo Vazquez at the Alamodome in 2012. After this fight, I’m coming for all of the featherweight champions and to prove I’m the best in the division.”

Garcia Hernandez: “I am grateful for this opportunity and I can’t wait to get in the ring. I know that I am facing a great fighter and that has motivated me to train harder than ever before for this matchup. I’m planning on giving it my all and giving the fans a great fight. I hope Donaire comes to fight because I am coming to knock him out on September 23rd.”

Richard Schaefer, Chairman & CEO of Ringstar Sports “The return of Nonito Donaire to the ring is a treat for boxing fans in San Antonio as he looks to return to his place as one of the top fighters in the sport. He will be in an all-action matchup against a tough Mexican fighter in Ruben Garcia Hernandez and I expect them to give the fans an exciting night. The entire card will be jam-packed with rising prospects and contenders, plus a great cruiserweight showdown between Keith Tapia and Lateef Kayode that will be the reserve match for the World Boxing Super Series Quarterfinal that night.”

This weekend’s WBSS fights will take place on 24 September (Sunday) at 1100 hrs Manila/SG/HK (23 September 2300 EST). Please check with your local provider for broadcast details.

The WBSS features eight Elite Boxers in each weight Class battle it out in an elimination Tournament, with four Quarter-Finals (September & October 2017), two Semi-Finals (January & February 2018) and one Final (May 2018). The Winners of the World Boxing Super Series will rightfully receive the GREATEST prize in boxing, the Muhammad Ali Trophy.

For more information, visit www.worldboxingsuperseries.com. You can contact me at my details below for more information.


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