Summer 2023
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Bantamweight
42-7-0
27-3-5

Belts on The Line

Vacant WBC World Bantamweight Championship

The tape

40
Age
27
5' 5" / 166 cm
Height
5' 3" / 159 cm
68.1" / 173 cm
Reach
65.4" / 166 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

TKO 2KO 4KO 4UD 12KO 6
Form
TKO 7MD 10SD 12SD 10KO 8
42
Wins
27
28
By KO
14
67
KO%
52
7
Losses
3
2
Stopped
0
0
Draws
5
2001
Debut
2012
299
Pro rounds
205

Current rankings @ Bantamweight

3
The Ring
6
-
WBA
-
1
WBC
4
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
14

Nonito Donaire vs Alejandro Santiago preview

When is Donaire vs Santiago?

Nonito Donaire could face the challenge of Alejandro Santiago in Summer 2023 in the United States.

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).

The contest would be for the vacant WBC bantamweight championship of the world.

Donaire vs Santiago stats

Nonito Donaire would step into the ring with a record of 42 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 28 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Alejandro Santiago would make his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 3 loses and 5 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Donaire would have advantage in power over Santiago, with a 67% knock out percentage over Santiago's 52%.

Nonito Donaire is the older man by 13 years, at 40 years old.

Donaire has a height advantage of 2 inches over Santiago. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Both Nonito Donaire & Alejandro Santiago fight out of an orthodox stance.

Donaire is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 11 years and 9 months earlier than Santiago, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 94 more professional rounds, 299 to Santiago's 205.

Nonito Donaire goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBC and 3 by the RING at bantamweight.

Alejandro Santiago is currently ranked number 4 by the WBC, 14 by the IBF and 6 by the RING in the 118lb division.

Donaire vs Santiago form

Nonito Donaire has stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to 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.

Previous to that, he had beat 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.

Going into that 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.

Before 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.

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.

Alejandro Santiago has stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Antonio Nieves on 29th October 2022 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Gila River Arena, Glendale, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Gary Antonio Russell on 27th November 2021 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Park Theater, Nevada.

Going into that contest, he had drawn with Jerwin Ancajas on 28th September 2018 by split draw in their IBF World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Oracle Arena, California.

Before that, he had drawn with Jose Martinez on 24th March 2018 by split draw at Complejo Ferial, Ponce, Puerto Rico.

He had defeated David Godinez on 8th December 2017 by knockout at Gimnasio Independencia, Baja California, Mexico.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Nonito Donaire has been fighting more than Alejandro Santiago.

Nonito Donaire last fought 9 months and 24 days ago, while Alejandro Santiago's last outing was 5 months and 2 days ago.

Donaire's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.6 rounds on average.

Santiago's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.4 rounds on average.

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