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Nonito Donaire’s 24-fight win streak on line in Las Vegas

FILIPINO bantamweight Donito Donaire Jr. puts his 24-fight win streak on the line when he battles Mexican champion Fernando Montiel in a world title fight Saturday (Sunday in Manila) at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Donaire is seeking to take two titles from the 31-year-old Montiel who holds the World Boxing Council and World Boxing Organization belts.

Las Vegas oddmakers have tabbed Donaire as the favorite to win in the first 118-pound main event on HBO television in four years.

Montiel has been a world champion since 1999 and has a record of 44-2-2 with 34 knockouts.

Montiel is only the fourth Mexican boxer to capture world titles in three different divisions, next to his idol and the legendary Julio Caesar Chavez.

Donaire (25-1, 17 knockouts) comes from General Santos City—the same hometown as Manny Pacquiao. He beat Ukrainian Wladimiro Sidorenko in his last fight to extend his win streak to 24 fights.

The 28-year-old former world flyweight champion, who is comfortable throwing punches with either hand, wobbled Sidorenko just 75 seconds into the fight with a powerful right and the stinging left hook combination.

His resume also includes a 2007 win over dual Australian-Armenian champion Vic Darchinyan.


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