Apr 21 2018
Saturday

The SSE Arena, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

12 rounds contest @ Featherweight
24-1-0
UD 12
UD 12
38-4-0

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Belts on The Line

Vacant WBO Interim World Featherweight Championship

The tape

35
Age
40
5' 5" / 165 cm
Height
5' 5" / 166 cm
61.8" / 157 cm
Reach
68.1" / 173 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

UDMDMDSDUD
Form
UDUDTKOUDTKO
24
Wins
38
14
By KO
24
58
KO%
63
1
Loses
4
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2001

Tape rankings @ Featherweight

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The Ring
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WBA
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WBC
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4
WBO
8
3
IBF
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Carl Frampton vs Nonito Donaire report

Who won Frampton vs Donaire?

Carl Frampton beat Nonito Donaire by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 21st April 2018 at The SSE Arena in Northern Ireland.

The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Carl Frampton.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).

This contest was for the vacant WBO featherweight championship of the world.

The undercard featured the clash of Tete vs Narvaez for the WBO World Bantamweight championship.

Frampton vs Donaire stats

Carl Frampton stepped into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Nonito Donaire made his way to the ring with a record of 38 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 24 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Donaire had a slight advantage in power over Frampton, with a 63% knock out percentage over Frampton's 58%.

Carl Frampton was the younger man by 5 years, at 35 years old.

Donaire had 6-inch reach advantage.

Both Carl Frampton & Nonito Donaire fought out of an orthodox stance.

Frampton was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 17 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 8 year and 3 months later than Donaire, whose first professional fight was in 2001. He had fought 81 less professional rounds, 218 to Donaire's 299.

Carl Frampton went into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBO and 3 by the IBF at featherweight.

Nonito Donaire was ranked number 8 by the WBO in the 126lb division.

Frampton vs Donaire form

Frampton had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Leo Santa Cruz on 28th January 2017 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Leo Santa Cruz on 30th July 2016 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.

Going into that contest, he had won against Scott Quigg on 27th February 2016 by split decision in their IBF World Junior Featherweight and WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Before that, he had beat Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on 18th July 2015 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, United States.

He had defeated Chris Avalos on 28th February 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their IBF World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Odyssey Arena, Belfast, United Kingdom.

Nonito Donaire had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against 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.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he had defeated 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.

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.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Nonito Donaire had been fighting more than Carl Frampton.

Going to this contest, Carl Frampton had last fought 6 years and 1 day ago, while Nonito Donaire's last outing had been 1 year, 1 month and 18 days ago.

Frampton's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 11 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.6 rounds on average.

Donaire's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.

What time did Frampton vs Donaire start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at The SSE Arena, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.

Who broadcast Frampton vs Donaire?

Frampton vs Donaire was broadcast on BT Sport 1 in the UK.

What were the odds on Frampton vs Donaire?

Carl Frampton was a 17/100 (-590) favourite going into the contest, while Nonito Donaire made his way into the ring at 4/1 (+400) with oddsmakers.

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Nonito

Donaire

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Fight Finished Early

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Nonito Donaire

108

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