Legendary 4-division, 9x world titlist, and current WBC Bantamweight belt possessor 🇵🇭Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire (41-6-0, 27KO) has his eyes set on making the official first defense of this latest title against a man that grew up idolizing him. Fellow Filipino, and WBC “interim” title holder 🇵🇭Reymart Gaballo (24-0-0, 20KO) will take to the ring on Saturday, December 11th at the acclaimed Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. The venue has become a hotbed for action fights, and it’s getting the reputation for being a spot to visit if you’re one that’s looking for true combat.
In May, Nonito Donaire broke a record by becoming the oldest Bantamweight world titlist at the age of 38 when he blasted previously unbeaten 🇫🇷Nordine Oubaali out in 4 rounds, and as his late career renaissance has set the division on fire, there seems to be no signs of him letting up at this point.
His opponent is unbeaten on paper, and possesses a live motor and good punching power. Truthfully, he was awarded a gift decision over 🇵🇷Emmanuel Rodriguez, and received the interim tag for it. Though the decision was faulty, he is still a very serviceable fighter for the major assignment that he about to partake in.
Saturday is the date, and SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING is the provided coverage. Will the old master continue his ways in this advanced stage of his career? or will the student overtake his idol and forge a new era in Filipino boxing on the world stage? We will ultimately see, when it’s time for the two to grace the ring.