Glenn Donaire

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This article is about Glenn Donaire. For his brother, see Nonito Donaire Jr..
Glenn Donaire
Real name Glenn Gonzales Donaire
Nickname(s) The Filipino Bomber
Rated at Flyweight
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Nationality Filipino
Born (1979-12-07) December 7, 1979 (age 35)
General Santos City, Philippines
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 24
Wins 19
Wins by KO 10
Losses 4
Draws 1

Glenn Donaire is a Filipino American[2][3][4] flyweight boxer. He was born in General Santos City, Philippines. He moved to the United States at a young age and grew up in the Bay Area where he still lives. He is also the older brother of four-division world champion Nonito Donaire.

Boxing career[edit]

Originally a bus driver,[5] Glenn Donaire compiled a 52-8 amateur record and earning various local and regional titles[6] made it to the semi-finals of the US Olympic Trials in 2000 and lost a highly disputed decision to former world champion Brian Viloria. Glenn is very proud to be a Filipino boxer and has worn the Philippine flag on his trunks his entire career. He wears blue boxing trunks while his younger brother Nonito wears red boxing trunks to represent the Philippine flag.

November 22, 2002 Glenn Donaire won his first professional title by defeating Wangpanom Vor Saktawee by a 12 round decision in Guam for the WBO Asia Pacific flyweight title.

May 5, 2006, Glenn won the NABO and NABA flyweight titles by defeating Cesar Lopez by a 12 round decision. The scores were 115-112, 116-111 and 117-110. Lopez was docked a point for low blows. Glenn was offered the fight after his brother Nonito was injured.[7]

October 7, 2006, Donaire got a shot at Vic Darchinyan's IBF flyweight title. However, he lost to Darchinyan by a sixth round technical decision. The fight was stopped in the 4th round due to a broken/locked jaw suffered by Donaire from an alleged elbow attack. Replays show no evidence of an elbow, and Darchinyan's camp has always claimed this should have been a legitimate knockout. The scores were 60-53 on all three cards for Darchinyan. For 1 year, 4 months and 15 days, Donaire had been inactive.

After the long hiatus Glenn Donaire took on Jose Albuquerque on February 22, 2008. Donaire won the bout by unanimous decision.

Subsequently, Donaire moved up a weight class and defeated Omar Salado in Mexico City[8] to win the vacant WBC Latino super flyweight title by unanimous decision on March 16, 2012.[9]


  1. ^ Ronnie Nathanielsz (March 7, 2012). "Glenn Donaire battles Salado for vacant WBC Latino Super Flyweight Title". Retrieved March 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Doug Fischer ( (March 20, 2005). "Castillo retains WBA 115-pound title". ESPN. Retrieved February 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Salven L. Lagumbay (May 10, 2008). "Donaire foe reportedly sick, May 17 fight may be called off". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved February 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Edri K. Aznar (December 5, 2011). "Glenn Donaire tries to stage comeback". Sun.Star Cebu. Retrieved February 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ Previous job
  6. ^ Can Donaire be the 'Cinderella Man'?
  7. ^ Ringside Report, Donaire Dominates Lopez on Shobox
  8. ^ Jake Donovan (March 17, 2012). "Glenn Donaire Fends Off Omar Salado In Mexico City". Retrieved March 20, 2012. 
  9. ^ Rich Mazon (March 17, 2012). "Glenn Donaire victorious in Mexico City". Retrieved March 20, 2012. 

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