Donaire stops Vargas in third round

BY foxsports • February 14, 2010

Nonito Donaire knocked out last-minute replacement Manuel Vargas in the third round of their fight Saturday night.

Donaire controlled the bout throughout before flooring Vargas for good with a solid right uppercut at 1:33 in the third.

Donaire, the WBA interim super flyweight champion, was scheduled to fight Gerson Guerrero. But Guerrero failed his pre-fight physical, paving the way for Vargas.

On the undercard, WBO bantamweight champion Fernando Montiel knocked out Ciso Morales at 2:06 of the first round with two devastating body shots. Morales hit the canvas in obvious pain and was unable to beat the count. The four-time champion in the three different weight classes upped his record in title fights to 16-2.

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