Nonito Donaire made a perfect fight against Nordine oubaali and retrieved the belt from the CMB bantamweight nearly a decade after his last defense with that title.
The Filipino took away the undefeated and knocked out the Frenchman, after he won his first 17 professional contests, of which 12 were via knockout.
With his forty-first Asian victory, he became the oldest boxer to win the 118-pound belt, surpassing the mark set by Gerry Penaloza with 36 years and 7 months.
The experience and journey of Nonito were present in the Dignity Health Sports Park from Carson, California, by controlling the combat against Oubaali.
The French fighter sought to go out to propose, to tour the ring and to throw blows, but the strategy of Grace She was spot on hitting when she entered Nordine.
The Filipino Flash he waited for it, he didn’t get complicated when he saw Oubaali get in the short distance and was never in trouble.
The road to KO
For the third episode, a left hook from Nonito, the trademark, entered the jaw of the French who fell.
In that same round, with 30 seconds on the clock, the Frenchman tried to survive until again a left hook sent him headlong. Oubaali that he was visibly touched, but the referee let him continue with the timer already set to zero.
In the corner they asked him if he could continue and they let him out for the fourth chapter.
– The Athletic Boxing (@TheAthleticBOX) May 30, 2021
However, with patience and showing that path he has in professional boxing, Grace he found the perfect moment and when he saw an opportunity he went to exchange blows that sent the Frenchman to sleep.
After a right cross and a left uppercut, Grace put on the canvas for the third time Oubaali that he could no longer do anything.
“FATHER TIME TAKE A BACKSEAT!”
Nonito Donaire claims the WBC’s 118-pound title with a fourth-round KO 🥊
– The Athletic (@TheAthletic) May 30, 2021
Nonito Donaire had the rooster scepter of CMB in February 2011, when he defeated by technical knockout Fernando Montiel and subsequently made two successful defenses against Omar Andrés Narvaez Y Christian esquivel.
Now he will seek to become the undisputed champion of 118 pounds and, for this, he will seek Naoya inoue, who defeated him via chloroform in November 2019.
– SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) May 30, 2021