Donaire receives 11 stitches
- Updated: June 2, 2014
Nonito Donaire’s technical decision win over Simphiwe Vetyeka certainly came with some bumps and bruises, but it was the gash on his left eyelid that forced the stoppage to the fight.
Donaire, who posted on his Facebook page, noted that he needed 11 stitches to close the cut he received from the various headbutts during the fight.
“I wanted to finish the fight continuing off the knockdown but unfortunately my cut was called by the ref and docs. I wanted to keep fighting. I received 11 stitches and will need to heal this. I thank all my fans for their endless support and want to give them the best of me in my next match,” said Donaire in his post.
Donaire, who now holds the WBA featherweight title, also mentioned after the fight that he wanted to give Vetyeka a rematch due to the nature of the stoppage.
It is expected he’ll return to the ring either in October or November, though a rematch isn’t necessarily next.