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Nonito Donaire captures WBA World Title after Burnett injury

06 November 2018

On the line is Burnett's WBA World bantamweight title and a place in the semi-finals of the prestigious World Boxing Super Series bantamweight tournament.

Former four-division champ Nonito Donaire (39-5, 25 KOs) dethroned WBA bantamweight super champion Ryan Burnett (19-1, 9 KOs) by TKO5 on Saturday night at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland.

"No, it's a victory, I just felt bad for him", Nonaire said, "but we worked really hard for this fight".

A class act as always, Nonito Donaire. Burnett, fighting in front of his fans, thew a long right at Donaire in a 4th round action but went down afterwards in excruciating pain apparently injuring his back. The Irish champion is eager to make a statement by defeating the ring legend and adding his name to his growing resume.

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Before the fight donair for the first time in seven years, made the limit of the lightest weight, but in this game, Burnett was inferior to him in size is not too noticeable.

Taylor, 27, ousted 25-year-old Ryan Martin in the quarter-final of the World Boxing Super Series at the SSE Hydro, stopping the previously undefeated American talent inside seven rounds, exclusively live on iFL TV in the United Kingdom and on DAZN in the States. "I came into this fight as the bigger guy and my coaches snapped me out of it and told me to box".

Other results saw Inoue stop Jua Carlos Parayano on October 7 and Tete win by decision over Mikhail Aloyan on October 17.

There was also a battle of the undefeated between junior welterweights Josh Taylor and Ryan Martin in a 140-pound WBSS quarterfinal. "But aside from that I don't really [know much], but I'm very excited for the fight".

Nonito Donaire captures WBA World Title after Burnett injury