Nonito Donaire

Time does not affect Nonito Donaire: the 39-year-old Philippine finished Gaballo in 4 rounds

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Nonito Donaire defeated his compatriot Reymart Gaballo by knockout in the fourth round of the main event of the boxing event organized by TGB Promotions and Sampson Boxing on the Premier Boxing Champions and Showtime broadcast on December 11 in California, USA.

Nonito Donaire vs Reymart Gaballo

Donaire came into this match looking to defend his WBC bantamweight belt against Gaballo at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California. This fight pitted the seasoned 39-year-old champion with a 42-6 record against a promising 25-year-old who knew no defeat in 24 professional fights.

The fight remarkably delighted us with the Philippine champion’s performance, despite his advanced boxing age, he was notably faster and stronger than his young opponent. Donaire’s right hand blows entered whenever he wanted on Gaballo’s humanity, his counterattacks were exquisite and his fighting strategy worthy of a boxer of such a journey in the sport. At the fourth round Nonito Donaire connects with a beautiful hook to the liver to his opponent, who could not stand up even knowing that the round had only a few seconds left.

Watch here the fight highlights

Donaire vs Gaballo main card

Watch here the results of the other matches of the main card

Fight Results
Marlon Tapales vs Hiroaki Teshigawara
Tapales wins by knock out in 2nd round
Kudratillo Abdukakhorov vs Cody Crowley
Crowley wins by unanimous decision
Brandun Lee vs Juan Heraldez
Lee wins by knock out in 7th round
Tapales winning by ko
Tapales winning by KO. via PBC
Crowley vs Abdukakhorov
Crowley vs Abdukakhorov. via Showtime
Lee vs Heraldez
Lee wins by KO. via Showtime

After Nonito Donaire’s spectacular performance last Saturday, what do you think is the next step in his career? will this be the time to organize the rematch against the champion and one of the best pound for pound Naoya Inoue? Or will the Phillipie opt for a different challenge? Either way, the legacy of this boxer will remain in the memory of the fans and if one thing is certain it is that regardless of the boxer he faces, the show will be assured.

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