- Dec 17, 2016
Nonito Donaire wins the WBA bantamweight title against Ryan Burnett in SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. It is Donaire’s return to the 118-pound division after 7 years of fighting in heavier divisions where he earned 4 division titles. Burnett suffered a hip injury in the 4th round and was given a count of 7 when he fell on his knees. But Burnett failed to come out in the 5th round for his first loss via TKO. With his fight record of 39-5, Donaire will be fighting the WBO champion Zolani Tete of South Africa for the semifinals of the World Boxing Super series.