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Nonito Donaire vs Reymart Gaballo report
Who won Donaire vs Gaballo?
Nonito Donaire beat Reymart Gaballo by knockout in the 4th round on Saturday 11th December 2021 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 KG).
This contest was for the vacant WBC bantamweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Marlon Tapales was victorious over Hiroaki Teshigawara, Brandun Lee beat Juan Heraldez and Kudratillo Abdukakhorov was overcome by Cody Crowley.
Donaire vs Gaballo stats
Nonito Donaire stepped into the ring with a record of 41 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 27 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Reymart Gaballo made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 24 wins and 0 draws, with 20 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Gaballo had advantage in power over Donaire, with a 83% knock out percentage over Donaire's 66%.
Nonito Donaire was the older man by 14 years, at 40 years old.
Gaballo had a height advantage of 1 inch over Donaire. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Both Nonito Donaire & Reymart Gaballo fought out of an orthodox stance.
Donaire was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 23 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 12 years and 11 months earlier than Gaballo, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 220 more professional rounds, 299 to Gaballo's 79.
Donaire vs Gaballo form
Nonito Donaire had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Stephon Young on 27th April 2019 by knockout in the 6th round in their WBA Super World Bantamweight championship fight at Cajun Dome, Louisiana, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Ryan Burnett on 3rd November 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their WBA Super World Bantamweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Carl Frampton on 21st April 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO Interim World Featherweight championship fight at The SSE Arena, Northern Ireland.
Before that, he had lost to Jessie Magdaleno on 5th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, United States.
He had beat Zsolt Bedak on 23rd April 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Cebu City Sports Complex, Cebu City, Philippines.
Gaballo had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Yuya Nakamura on 9th February 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Midas Hotel and Casino, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Previous to that, he had defeated Julias Kisarawe on 30th September 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round at SM City North EDSA Skydome , Metro Manila.
Going into that contest, he had won against Stephon Young on 23rd March 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Interim World Bantamweight championship fight at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Ulises Rivero on 26th November 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Domo Deportivo, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
He had beat Ernesto Guerrero on 15th November 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Hawaii Events Center, Hawaii, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Reymart Gaballo had been fighting more than Nonito Donaire.
Going to this contest, Nonito Donaire had last fought 3 years, 10 months and 24 days ago, while Reymart Gaballo's last outing had been 4 years, 1 month and 14 days ago.
Donaire's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years and 11 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
Gaballo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.6 rounds on average.
What time did Donaire vs Gaballo start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Donaire vs Gaballo?
The ShowTime show is expected to begin at 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST. The Fite.tv PPV UK broadcast of the card is expected to start at 3:00 AM (GTM).
What were the odds on Donaire vs Gaballo?
Nonito Donaire was a 11/50 (-450) favourite going into the contest, while Reymart Gaballo made his way into the ring at 333/100 (+330) with oddsmakers.
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