Donaire’s pregnant wife saves drowning kid

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Nine months heavy with her and boxing champ husband's first child, Rachel Donaire saves a friend's child from drowning. She's injured, but her baby's safe.

EXPECTING. Rachel and Nonito Donaire are expecting their first child - a baby boy. Photo from Rachel Donaire's Instagram page.

MANILA, Philippines – The very pregnant Rachel Donaire, wife of Filipino boxing champ Nonito Donaire Jr, was admitted to a hospital after injuring herself while saving a drowning child.

The “Filipino Flash” – who was named ESPN’s Boxer of the Year in 2012 but lost in his last fight against Guillermo Rigondeaux in April 2013 – alerted the world about his wife’s condition through the microblogging site Twitter.

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About an hour later, a post on Donaire’s Twitter account revealed more details about the incident.

“During 4th of July, a friend’s son disappeared underneath the water. Rachel didn’t hesitate to jump in to save the child but injured herself in the process.”

The 4-division world boxing champion admitted: “She moved so quickly it scared me.” 

Rachel was monitored in the hospital for over an hour. She felt a sharp pain when she woke up and was diagnosed with a strained ligament. The good news is – the doctors said the baby was not affected.

The “Knockout Queen” was ordered to stay in bed for a couple of days.

Rachel is on her 9th month of pregnancy with the couple’s first child. They are expecting a boy.

Fans of couple tweeted words of support, praise, and appreciation for Rachel’s actions.

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