Nonito Donaire elevated himself to superstar status with a spectacular second round TKO of WBC/WBO bantamweight champ Fernando Montiel. Donaire countered a Montiel right with one of the best left hooks you'll ever see. Montiel quivered on the canvas briefly and seemed certain to be counted out. He somehow made it to his feet and referee Russell Mora somehow saw fit to let the fight continue. However, two more punches from Donaire were enough to convince Mora to jump in to wave off the bout -- with Montiel amazingly still on his feet.
On the undercard, welterweight Mike Jones remained undefeated with a twelve round unanimous decision over a bloodied but resilient Jesus Soto-Karass. Scores were 117-111, 116-112 and 115-113.