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Philippines cheers Donaire boxing victory

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Top Philippine officials on Sunday cheered boxing star Nonito Donaire for his knock-out victory over Mexico's Jorge Arce, saying it showed the country could overcome any adversity. 

Nonito Donaire of the Philippines (left) boxes with Jorge Arce of Mexico during their WBO World Super Bantamweight bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. Top Philippine officials cheered boxing star Donaire for his knock-out victory over Arce, saying it showed the country could overcome any adversity.

Donaire's victory late Saturday in the United States to retain the World Boxing Organization super bantamweight crown came following a massive typhoon disaster in the Philippines and heartbreaking defeats in international sports.

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