Glenn Donaire

Glenn Donaire

Infobox_Boxer|name=Glenn Donaire

realname=Glenn Gonzales Donaire
nationality=flagicon|Philippines Philippines
flagicon|United States United States citizen
nickname=The Filipino Bomber
height=5 ft 5 in (165 cm.)
birth_date=Birth date and age|1979|12|7|mf=y
birth_place=General Santos City, Philippines
home=San Leandro, California

Glenn Donaire is a Filipino flyweight boxer. Originally from General Santos City, Philippines. He moved to the United States at a young age and grew up in the Bay Area where still lives. He is also the older brother of Nonito Donaire, the IBF flyweight champion.

Boxing career

Originally a bus driver, [ [ Previous job] ] Glenn Donaire compiled a 52-8 amateur record and earning various local and regional titles [ [ 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 Philippine flag on his trunks his entire career. He wear blue boxing trunks while his younger brother Nonito wears red boxing trunks to represent the Philippine flag.

November 22, 2002 Glenn 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. [ [ 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 Solis for 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 shutout on all 3 judges cards (bizarre scores of 120-108 twice and 120-117). Donaire slips to 19-4-1-(12). [ [, Solis Retains IBF Crown/Chavez Jr Edges Out Vanda] ]


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