Nonito Donaire marks successful ring return with second-round TKO of Brazilian Prado
Chants of 'Nonito! Nonito' greeted Donaire's win months after he lost his WBA super-featherweight championship to Jamaican Nicholas Walters. Jerome Ascano

NONITO Donaire heralded his ring comeback with an impressive second-round technical knockout of William Prado of Brazil in the undercard of the Donnie Nietes-Gilberto Parra World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior flyweight title match on Saturday night.

Donaire punished the overmatched Brazilian with solid 1-2 combinations and bloodied the right eye of Prado with a vicious left hook that prompted the sizeable crowd at the Smart Araneta Coliseum to chant, 'Nonito! Nonito! Nonito!'

As the former five-time world champion poured on the heat, referee Bruce McTavish decided to end the carnage by waving off the fight.

The end came at the 2:16 mark of the second round.

The win improved Donaire’s record to 34-3, with 22 KOs, in a successful return to the ring after losing to Jamaican Nicholas Walters in their World Boxing Association (WBA) super-featherweight title fight last November.

“For now okay naman dahil nanalo, pero marami pa tayong kulang,” admitted the 32-year-old Filipino.

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