Nonito Donaire Jr. emerges victorious in comeback fight against Ruben Garcia Hernandez
Nonito Donaire Jr. fought his first fight Sunday (Manila time) against Ruben Garcia Hernandez after almost a year-long layoff.

NONITO Dainaire Jr. came back victorious Sunday (Manila time) after pulling off a unanimous decision win over Ruben Garcia Hernandez at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

The ‘Filipino Flash’ dominated his Mexican foe throughout their 10-round bout to win by scores of 100-90, 97-93, 99-91.

It was the first fight of the 34-year-old Donaire in almost a year or since losing his World Boxing Organization (WBO) super-bantamweight crown against unbeaten Jessie Magdaleno in November of 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Donaire (37-4, 24 KOs) is fighting as a featherweight anew in his first outing under new promoter Richard Schaefer of Ringstar Sports after parting ways with Top Rank shortly following the loss to Magdaleno.

Despite the year-long layoff, Donaire felt good about himself.

“I boxed very well which is something I haven’t done in a long time. I moved my legs well and maintained it throughout the whole fight,” he said.

“I’ll go look at this fight and see what I should have done to improve. It’s great to get the victory and get a great learning experience under my belt,” added the four division champion.

Hernandez, eight years younger than Donaire, fell to a 22-3-1 record, with 9 KOs. The Mexican admitted the Filipino was the better fighter between them.

“Nonito was very smooth and moved around well. I couldn’t get to him because of that. He adjusted to everything I did,” said the native of Mexico City.

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