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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 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
Back in December 2021, 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 13 years, at 39 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 222 more professional rounds, 311 to Gaballo's 89.
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 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by 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.
Going into that 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.
Before that, he had beat 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.
He had lost to Carl Frampton on 21st April 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO Interim World Featherweight championship fight at The SSE Arena, Northern Ireland.
Gaballo had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Emmanuel Rodriguez on 19th December 2020 by split decision in their WBC World Bantamweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Yuya Nakamura on 9th February 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Midas Hotel and Casino, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Going into that contest, he had won against Julias Kisarawe on 30th September 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round at SM City North EDSA Skydome , Metro Manila.
Before that, he had defeated 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.
He had beat Ulises Rivero on 26th November 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Domo Deportivo, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Nonito Donaire had been fighting more than Reymart Gaballo.
Going to this contest, Nonito Donaire had last fought 6 months and 12 days ago, while Reymart Gaballo's last outing had been 11 months and 22 days ago.
Donaire's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
Gaballo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.6 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.
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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.