WBC Bantamweight World Champion and future Hall of Famer Nonito Donaire will defend his title against undefeated Interim WBC Bantamweight Champion and fellow Filipino countryman Reymart Gaballo headlining action live on SHOWTIME Saturday, December 11 in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
|EVENT||Nonito Donaire vs Reymart Gaballo|
|Date||Saturday 11 December 2021|
|Venue||Dignity Health Sports Park, USA|
Donaire (41-6, 27 KOs) had won championships at flyweight, bantamweight, super bantamweight and featherweight when he made a return to bantamweight in 2018 to participate in the World Boxing Super Series. Entering the WBSS, Donaire had gone just 1-2 in his three previous fights, the worst stretch of his career. Donaire would prove there was still plenty of life left in his career when he stopped Ryan Burnett to win the WBA title in the opening round and knocked out Stephon Young in the semifinals before clashing with Naoya Inoue, the division’s boogeyman, in the finals.
Gaballo (24-0, 20 KO) doesn’t enter the fight with much by way of hype but does hold the WBC interim championship. That belt was won in December 2020 against Emmanuel Rodríguez. Gaballo had stepped in to fight Rodriguez when Donaire was forced out of the fight due to a bout with COVID.
Full Fight Card:
- Nonito Donaire vs Reymart Gaballo
- K. Abdukakhorov vs Cody Crowley
- Brandun Lee vs Juan Heraldez
- Marlon Tapales vs H. Teshigawara
- Andrew Tabiti vs Mitch Williams
- Custio Clayton vs Cameron Krael
- Jesus Silveyra vs M. Perez Aispuro
- Bryan Flores vs Tyrone Luckey
- G. Hovhannisyan vs Nick Jones