It was a tough fight for the pound for pound entrant, Donaire as Matthebula used his four inch height advantage and pumped out fifty-plus jabs a round early in the contest. Mathebula began to bleed from the nose in round four. Late in that frame, Donaire landed a huge left hand that sent the South African to the canvas. The two traded off some middle rounds with Donaire using angles to land some good power shots.
In round eleven, Donaire landed a big right to the jaw that drew blood from Mathebula’s mouth and the slowed his punch out down for the remainder of the fight.
Donaire, 121 1/2 lbs of General Santos City, Philippines won by scores of 119-108, 118-109 and 117-110 and is now 29-1. Mathebula, 121 1/2 lbs of South Africa is 26-4-2.
Former Middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik continued his comeback with a workmanlik ten round unanimous decision over Will Rosinsky in a Super Middleweight bout.
It was a solid scrap that Pavlik score a knockdown in round two from a little right inside. That did not phase Rosinsky continued to press the action. Pavlik landed alot more often and had more pop behind them and he was never really in any danger.
Pavlik, 168 1/4 lbs of Youngstown, OH won by scores of 98-91, 98-91 and 97-92 to up his mark to 40-2. Rosinsky, 168 1/4 lbs of Queens, NY proved he could be competitive with some of the elite Super Middleweights is now 16-2.