Magdaleno Upsets Donaire in Unanimous Decision Win


Nonito Donaire lost to underdog Jessie Magdaleno via unanimous decision in what was seen as a major upset by boxing fans, though Magdaleno was only a slight underdog at (+125) odds.

The fight was somewhat controversial as observers seemed to be split on who actually won, with commentators on Boxnation commentary leaning towards Donaire, for example. However, judges ringside all saw it in favor of Magdaleno 116-112. 116-112 and a wide 118-110.

Regardless of how the fight was scored, Punchstats show that Magdaleno outworked Donaire in terms of volume, while also landing more punches than his opponent.

Donaire started slow in this fight and there were signs throughout that he is past his prime as a "pound-for-pound" fighter. As for Magdaleno, this is a huge win and shows he can work hard for 12 rounds against the best in the division after having never having been past the 8th round in his career.

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