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Who won Donaire vs Young?
Nonito Donaire beat Stephon Young by knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 27th April 2019 at Cajun Dome in Louisiana.
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 was a semi final of the World Boxing Super Series.
This contest was for the WBA bantamweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Regis Prograis' and Kiryl Relikh's clash for the WBA World Super Lightweight championship.
Donaire vs Young stats
Nonito Donaire stepped into the ring with a record of 39 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 25 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Stephon Young made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 3 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Donaire had a large advantage in power over Young, boosting at 64% knock out percentage over Young's 39%.
Nonito Donaire was the older man by 5 years, at 38 years old.
Donaire had 1-inch reach advantage.
Nonito Donaire fought out of the orthodox stance, while Stephon Young was a southpaw.
Donaire was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 22 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 10 years and 5 months earlier than Young, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 172 more professional rounds, 293 to Young's 121.
Stephon Young was ranked number 5 by the WBA and 9 by the WBO in the 118lb division.
Donaire vs Young form
Donaire had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, 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.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had won against Cesar Juarez on 11th December 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Before that, he had beat Anthony Settoul on 18th July 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China.
He had defeated William Prado on 28th March 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Araneta Coliseum, Barangay Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines.
Donaire's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 6 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.2 rounds on average.
What time did Donaire vs Young start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Cajun Dome, Louisiana, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Donaire vs Young?
Nonito Donaire was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Stephon Young made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.