Today's HBO Boxing After Dark Froch vs. Groves II broadcast is highlighted by the much anticipated Carl Froch vs. George Groves rematch. Prior to that fight, the broadcast will include Nonito Donaire vs. Simpiwe Vetyeka from Macau, China. Due to the time change, that Donaire vs. Vetyeka fight will air on tape delay during the HBO broadcast. For fans who want to know the results now, we've got you covered.
Full results from Donaire vs. Vetyeka are available now, right here at Bloody Elbow:
Featherweight: Nonito Donaire def. Simpiwe Vetyeka by technical decision (39-36 x3)
Fans were disappointed when the fight was stopped after only four rounds due to a cut. Bad Left Hook's Scott Christ called, " bizarre, anti-climactic, and maybe even downright shameful turn of events." Christ went on to say, "The fight was a sloppy mess from the get-go, foreshadowing, perhaps, the ultimate fustercluck that the entire event became."
Here's some highlights from MMA Mania's round by round account:
Round one: Vetyeka doing well early with his jab. Donaire misses with a counter cross. I like to have timestamps here, but they're not showing the time. Donaire lands a left to the body. Now they show the time; 1:50 to go. Good three-piece combo from Donaire, ending with the left downstairs. Technical difficulties means I miss the next minute. Vetyeka actively jabbing the body and head. Body shot by Nonito. They exchange to end the round; Nonito cracks him with a liver shot before falling to his knees after the bell. Replay shows that Vetyeka landed a rabbit punch after the bell. 10-9 Donaire.
Round four: Vetyeka gets Donaire to the ropes and lands a handful of potshots. Nice uppercut from Vetyeka snaps his head back. One minute in. Donaire body shot, Veteka cracks him with a series of nice shots on the ropes. Suddenly, Nonito blasts Vetyeka to the floor with a left hook. Vetyeka back up but Donaire is all over him. Nonito firing artillery but Vetyeka guarding well. Minute to go. Vetyeka just avoids a left hook that sounded like it would have decapitated him. Donaire hurts him with another left hook, Vetyeka avoids further trouble. Another pause to check the cut. Donaire lands a hard straight right before the bell. 40-35 Donaire.