Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, United States
Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Bantamweight
When is Donaire vs Rodriguez?
Nonito Donaire could face Emmanuel Rodriguez in Summer 2021 at Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 KG).
Donaire vs Rodriguez stats
Nonito Donaire would step 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.
Emmanuel Rodriguez would make his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Donaire would have a slight advantage in power over Rodriguez, with a 66% knock out percentage over Rodriguez's 63%.
Nonito Donaire is the older man by 10 years, at 38 years old.
Rodriguez has a height advantage of 1 inch over Donaire. Despite this, he has 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Nonito Donaire & Emmanuel Rodriguez fight out of an orthodox stance.
Donaire is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 26 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 11 years and 3 months earlier than Rodriguez, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 178 more professional rounds, 293 to Rodriguez's 115.
Nonito Donaire goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the RING at bantamweight.
Emmanuel Rodriguez is currently ranked number 7 by the WBA, 4 by the WBC and 3 by the RING in the 118lb division.
Donaire vs Rodriguez form
Nonito Donaire has stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he 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, 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 beat 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 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.
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.
Rodriguez has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Reymart Gaballo 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 been beaten by Naoya Inoue on 18th May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Bantamweight, WBA World Bantamweight and The Ring Bantamweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jason Moloney on 20th October 2018 by split decision in their IBF World Bantamweight championship fight at CFE Arena, Florida, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Paul Butler on 5th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Bantamweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Hehad won against Giovanni Delgado on 5th August 2017 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Coliseo Ecuestre Municipal, Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
In terms of recent activity, Nonito Donaire has been fighting more than Emmanuel Rodriguez.
Nonito Donaire last fought 2 months and 7 days ago, while Emmanuel Rodriguez's last outing was 7 months and 17 days ago.
Donaire's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
Rodriguez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Donaire vs Rodriguez?
Emmanuel Rodriguez is currently (+100) to win the bout outright, while you can get (+100) on Nonito Donaire if you fancy the incredible upset.