The world champion in five different weight classes Nonito Donaire entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 39-5-0 (25 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.3 bantamweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Luis Nery). He fought twice last year, losing to Carl Frampton (Carl Frampton vs Nonito Donaire) and beating Ryan Burnett (Burnett retired due to a back injury, Ryan Burnett vs Nonito Donaire).
His opponent, Stephon Young (who replaces Zolani Tete), has an official record of 18-1-3 (7 knockouts) and he entered as the No.91 in the same weight class. He also fought twice in 2018, losing to Reymart Gaballo and winning over Wilner Soto. Donaire vs Young is the semifinal of the World Boxing Super Series bantamweight tournament (WBSS – Muhammad Ali Trophy) and it is valid for the WBA and WBC Diamond Bw titles; undercard of Regis Prograis vs Kiryl Relikh. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Cajun Dome, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
Division: bantamweight (118 lbs, 53.5 kg)
Title: WBA and WBC Diamond bantamweight titles
Donaire’s previous fight: Ryan Burnett vs Nonito Donaire
Donaire’s next fight: Naoya Inoue vs Nonito Donaire
Donaire vs Young full fight video:
(Free embeddable video hosted on Youtube/dailymotion and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights)
Official video – Donaire vs Young starts at 2:11:00