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When is Donaire vs Casimero?
Nonito Donaire could face John Riel Casimero in Early 2024 at Dignity Health Sports Park in California.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 KG).
The contest would be for the unified bantamweight championship of the world, with the WBC & WBO belts on the line.
Donaire vs Casimero stats
Nonito Donaire would step into the ring with a record of 42 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 28 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
John Riel Casimero would make his way to the ring with a record of 33 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, with 22 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest that Donaire and Casimero have similar power, both with a 67% knock out percentage.
Nonito Donaire is the older man by 8 years, at 41 years old.
Donaire has a height advantage of 1 inch over Casimero. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Nonito Donaire & John Riel Casimero fight out of an orthodox stance.
Donaire is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 6 years and 3 months earlier than Casimero, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He has fought 59 more professional rounds, 311 to Casimero's 252.
Nonito Donaire goes into the fight ranked number 11 by the WBC and 5 by the RING at bantamweight.
Donaire vs Casimero form
Nonito Donaire has stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Alejandro Santiago on 29th July 2023 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Bantamweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Naoya Inoue on 7th June 2022 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBC World Bantamweight, WBA Super World Bantamweight and IBF World Bantamweight championship fight at Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Reymart Gaballo on 11th December 2021 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBC World Bantamweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, United States.
Before that, he had beat Nordine Oubaali on 29th May 2021 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBC World Bantamweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson.
He had lost to Naoya Inoue on 7th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Bantamweight, IBF World Bantamweight and The Ring Bantamweight championship fight at Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Casimero has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he drew Yukinori Oguni on 12th October 2023 by technical draw in their 4 round contest at Ariake Arena, Koto-Ku, Japan.
Previous to that, he had won against Fillipus Nghitumbwa on 13th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Okada Manila Hotel and Casino, Paranaque City, Philippines.
Going into that contest, he had beat Guillermo Rigondeaux on 14th August 2021 by split decision in their WBO World Bantamweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Duke Micah on 26th September 2020 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Bantamweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
He had won against Zolani Tete on 30th November 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Bantamweight championship fight at Arena Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom.
In terms of recent activity, John Riel Casimero has been fighting more than Nonito Donaire.
Nonito Donaire last fought 5 months and 30 days ago, while John Riel Casimero's last outing was 3 months and 16 days ago.
Donaire's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
Casimero's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
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