Ecvnt: Nonito Donaire vs. Nordine Oubaali
Date: Saturday, May 29 |
Start Time: 10:00 pm ET
Location: Dignity Health Sports Park – Carson, CA
Something interesting has happened in recent years along the way to four-division champion Nonito Donaire’s eventual path to boxing immortality and a well-deserved spot in the Hall of Fame.
Donaire (40-6, 26 KOs), the hard-hitting native of the Philippines, never stopped daring to be great long enough to get too old or become a danger to himself in this exciting twilight of his 20-year professional career.
Already the oldest fighter to win a bantamweight world title in 2018 when Donaire, then 35, defeated Ryan Burnett to capture the WBA crown, the “Filipino Flash” will look to extend his mark considerably at 38 years and 204 days on Saturday when he challenges France’s Nordine Oubaali (17-0, 12 KOs) for his WBC title at 118 pounds (Showtime, 10 p.m. ET) at Dignity Sports Health Park in Carson, California.
Oubaali vs. Donaire: predictions
Oubaali (-225) will cost you more than two times your potential return, and that’s just too expensive. Instead, you will need to specify a method of victory.
Back OUBAALI ON POINTS (-145) as a much better value. He will come out trying to throw a bunch of punches early, but he will also need to be careful to avoid the big blow from Donaire.
Oubaali, even though we’ve seen him rather infrequently in recent years, has the skill to dance around those big offerings from Donaire and wow the judges based on his better footwork and skills.
Nonito Donaire VS. Nordine Oubaali Main Card
- Nonito Donaire vs. Nordine Oubaali for Oubaali’s WBC Bantamweight title
- Subriel Matias vs. Batyrzhan Jukembayev; IBF Junior Welterweight eliminator
- Gary Antuanne Russell vs. Jovanie Santiago; Junior Welterweight
Nonito Donaire record and bio
- Nationality: Filipino
- Born: Nov. 16, 1982
- Height: 5-6
- Reach: 68 inches
- Total fights: 46
- Record: 40-6 with 26 knockouts
Nordine Oubaali record and bio
- Nationality: French
- Born: August 4, 1986
- Height: 5-3 1⁄2
- Reach: 67 inches
- Total fights: 17
- Record: 17-0 with 12 knockouts