After initially falling aside as a consequence of mutual bouts with COVID, the WBC bantamweight title struggle between champion Nordine Oubaali and prime contender Nonito Donaire has a brand new date. Julius Julianis, confirming an earlier report from Dan Rafael, claims that the pair will meet on Could 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 it will 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 go, although, this is a wonderful matchup in its personal proper between a really succesful undefeated champion and a seemingly resurgent legend of the sport.
Per Julianis, the cardboard may also function 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 choice on what was purported to be the preliminary Donaire vs. Oubaali card, and the IBF super lightweight eliminator pitting Subriel Matias (16-1, 16 KO) towards Batyrzhan Jukembayev (18-0, 14 KO). That first one won’t occur, although; Rodriguez’s manager says it’s happening, but MP Promotion’s Sean Gibbons says it isn’t.