Sunday, December 21, 2014   




Reborn champ seeks prayers for typhoon-hit country

Monday, November 11, 2013

Filipino boxing star Nonito Donaire, pictured, stopped Australian-based Vic Darchinyan in the ninth round of a non-title bout in Texas, and then asked for prayers for his typhoon-battered country.

Donaire, 30, was trailing when he snatched victory in a rematch of former world champions.

He felled Darchinyan with a left hook, and although the Armenian-born boxer rose and continued, he looked unsteady and the fight was stopped.

"Please pray for people in the Philippines," Donaire said.

More than 10,000 are feared dead in the country in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

ADVERTISEMENT


© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.