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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 4 years, at 36 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
Carl Frampton had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Horacio Garcia on 18th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The SSE Arena, Belfast, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
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.
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 defeated 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 defeated 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 beat William Prado on 28th March 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Araneta Coliseum, Barangay Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Carl Frampton had been fighting more than Nonito Donaire.
Going to this contest, Carl Frampton had last fought 5 years, 6 months and 10 days ago, while Nonito Donaire's last outing had been 6 years, 6 months and 23 days ago.
Frampton's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 10 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 58 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.6 rounds on average.
Donaire's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years and 2 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.2 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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