After initially falling aside resulting from mutual bouts with COVID, the WBC bantamweight title struggle between champion Nordine Oubaali and high contender Nonito Donaire has a brand new date. Julius Julianis, confirming an earlier report from Dan Rafael, claims that the pair will meet on Might twenty ninth in Los Angeles atop a three-fight invoice.
Oubaali (17-0, 12 KO) has been out of motion since a breakout 2019 noticed him beat Rau’shee Warren for the belt and subsequently defend it towards Arthur Villanueva and Takuma Inoue. Former titlist Luis Nery was initially subsequent in line, however misplaced his standing after a scale fail tanked a struggle with Emmanuel Rodriguez, permitting #4 Donaire (40-6, 26 KO) to take his place. “The Filipino Flash” was final seen warring with Naoya Inoue within the November 2019 WBSS finals, delivering a spectacular effort in defeat.
Talking of Inoue, there’s a powerful likelihood that whoever wins this may discover himself in a three-belt unification. A Donaire rematch sells itself and Bob Arum claimed that High Rank is shut with Oubaali’s administration. Even when that doesn’t come to cross, although, this is a superb matchup in its personal proper between a really succesful undefeated champion and a seemingly resurgent legend of the sport.
Per Julianis, the cardboard can even characteristic the WBC-mandated rematch between interim champ Reymart Gaballo (24-0, 20 KO) and Emmanuel Rodriguez (19-2, 12 KO), whom Gaballo beat by bogus resolution on what was speculated to be the preliminary Donaire vs. Oubaali card, and the IBF tremendous light-weight eliminator pitting Subriel Matias (16-1, 16 KO) towards Batyrzhan Jukembayev (18-0, 14 KO). That first one won’t occur, although; Rodriguez’s supervisor says it’s taking place, however MP Promotion’s Sean Gibbons says it isn’t.