Nonito Donaire vs. Stephon Young Fight Replay Update











Nonito Donaire vs. Stephon Young Round by Round and Fight Replay.

Tonight will be the night of the World Boxing Super Series semifinals between the two pugilist - The Filipino Nonito Donaire versus Stephon Young scheduled for 12 rounds of boxing.

The Filipino Flash will gonna battle against Young Saturday, April 27 (Sunday, April 28, Philippine time) and if he wins, Donaire will advance to the finals of the World Boxing Super Series. Donaire, a four-division world champion, will be tangling with American Stephon Young at Cajun Dome in Lafayette, Louisiana after original opponent Zolani Tete of South Africa backed out due to a right shoulder injury.

While Tete is undoubtedly the more dangerous opponent, the 36-year-old Donaire isn't taking Young, the reserved fighter of the series, lightly.

Donaire checked in at 117.6 pounds during Friday's official weigh-in, less than the 118-pound (bantamweight) limit and a tad more than Young, who came in at 117.3. It's gonna be who has the harder training who is most likely to win. "I'm going to go in there against Stephon Young and I'm going to do what I came here to do in front of the Lafayette fans, my friends and family—take my titles to the finals," - Donaire.

Nonito Donaire is part of the World Boxing Super Series semi-finals that are live on Sky Sports Main Event at 1am on Sunday morning. The popular Donaire meets Stephon Young in the bantamweight tournament while Regis Prograis fights Kiryl Relikh in the final four of the super-lightweights.


This is the co-main event because the main event will feature No. 1 Ranked World Junior Welterweight Regis Prograis against WBA Junior Welterweight World Champion Kiryl Relikh.


”It is very, very unfortunate for Tete, particularly after such a strong belief in going all the way and win the Ali Trophy,” said Sauerland. “Fortunately, we are prepared for such eventualities and the tournament will move forward with our reserve fighter Stephon Young, ranked number five in the world, facing Nonito Donaire in the semi-final in Lafayette this weekend.”

“It is very sad and disappointing for myself and my team that we have to pull out of the fight this Saturday,” said Tete at Wednesday’s press conference in Lafayette. “We were looking forward to the fight, but to fight such an incredible opponent like Nonito Donaire you need to be one hundred percent.

“I hurt myself on my right shoulder on Monday when I was doing pads in the evening. I told my team there is something funny in my shoulder, but that it was nothing serious. The following day I was doing a light session, but I could feel this thing and when I went bed to bed I couldn’t sleep properly. We went to the doctor who discovered tendonitis in my shoulder and he could see it was inflamed.

“I got some treatment, but the shoulder was still painful. I’ve been trying my best since yesterday to recover from the injury, but I couldn’t so we had to the that hard decision.”

The WBO World Bantamweight Champion believed he was on the path of winning the super-lightweight tournament and take home the Ali Trophy.

“I have been working so hard, and I believed in myself and now this thing happens. I know I was capable of winning the tournament and the Muhammad Ali Trophy. It is devastating. My dream is not coming true.”

What do you think who gonna win this super tournament? Is this all in favore to the Filipino Flash? I believe the Filipino has the edge coming into this fight but Young has the tremendous will to overcome it and if wins, this gonna be the start of his journey towards stardom.


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