- Glenn Donaire
realname=Glenn Gonzales Donaire
nickname=The Filipino Bomber
height=5 ft 5 in (165 cm.)
birth_date=Birth date and age|1979|12|7|mf=y
General Santos City, Philippines
San Leandro, California
Glenn Donaire is a Filipino
flyweightboxer. Originally from General Santos City, Philippines. He moved to the United States at a young age and grew up in the Bay Areawhere still lives. He is also the older brother of Nonito Donaire, the IBFflyweight champion.
Originally a bus driver, [ [http://www.tigerboxing.com/articles/index.php?aid=1001245771 Tigerboxing.com Previous job] ] Glenn Donaire compiled a 52-8 amateur record and earning various local and regional titles [ [http://www.tigerboxing.com/articles/index.php?aid=1001245771 Tigerboxing.com Can Donaire be the 'Cinderella Man'?] ] made it to the semi-finals of the US Olympic Trials in 2000 and lost a highly disputed decision to former world champion
Brian Viloria. Glenn is very proud to be a Filipino boxer and has worn the Philippineflag on his trunks his entire career. He wear blue boxing trunks while his younger brother Nonito wears red boxing trunks to represent the Philippineflag. November 22, 2002Glenn Donaire won his first professional title by defeating Wangpanom Vor Saktawee by a 12 round decision in Guam for the WBO Asia Pacific flyweight title. May 5, 2006, Glenn won the NABO and NABA flyweight titles by defeating Cesar Lopez by a 12 round decision. The scores were 115-112, 116-111 and 117-110. Lopez was deducted a point for low blows. Glenn was offered the fight after his brother Nonito was injured. [ [http://ringsidereport.com/Wilbur5432006.htm Ringside Report, Donaire Dominates Lopez on Shobox] ] October 7, 2006, Donaire got a shot at Vic Darchinyan's IBF flyweight title. However, he lost to Darchinyan by a sixth round technical decision. The fight was stopped in the 4th round due to a broken/locked jaw suffered by Donaire from an alledged elbow attack. Replays show no evidence of an elbow, and Darchinyan's camp has always claimed this should have been a legitimate knockout. The scores were 60-53 on all three cards for Darchinyan. For 1 year, 4 months and 15 days, Donaire had been inactive. His defeat however was avenged by his younger brother, Nonito, who later knockout Darchinyan and won the title.
After the long hiatus Glenn Donaire took on Jose Albuquerque on
February 22, 2008. Donaire won the bout by unanimous decision.
On July 12, 2008, Donaire got another world title shot. This time, against
Ulises Solisfor the IBF light flyweight championship at the Palenque De La Expo in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. Unfortunately, Donaire lost by unanimous decision. Solis, 27-1-1-(21), scored a shutouton all 3 judges cards (bizarre scores of 120-108 twice and 120-117). Donaire slips to 19-4-1-(12). [ [http://www.secondsout.com/World/news.cfm?ccs=225&cs=26361 secondsout.com, Solis Retains IBF Crown/Chavez Jr Edges Out Vanda] ]
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