World Boxing Super Series semi-Finals:
From Lafayette, Louisiana
Nonito Donaire vs Stephon Young:
Stephon Young taking the fight on three days notice after South Africa Champion Zolani Tete injured his shoulder will fight a very seasoned fresh Nonito Donaire.
Stephon Show Stopper Young enters the ring first wearing a gold and beautiful white feather rope. I can tell you this young man knows the opportunity here before him and he’s ready.
Nonito The Filipino Flash Donaire comes out to a cool rap song wearing blue with a red style flash/lighting design. A remind of what’s at stake is broadcasted as we enjoy a wonderful light show.
Round 1. Young giving the bigger stronger Donaire a lot of respect and he is being very cautious. Donaire walking Young down, as Young is already fighting an uphill battle. Young is the shorter man and is so out of range, it will be difficult to land anything of importance on Donaire.
Round 2. Young is having his moments, but if you look at the combination of Donaire’s skill, size and experience, Donaire should eat this guy for breakfast. Young is a bit tricky, maybe if Young can make things messy and maybe bloody Donaire, he has a chance.
Round 3. Donaire lands his patented power right hand and staggers Young for a moment.
Round 4. I don’t know how much confidence Young has in his chin, but he might have to take the fight to Donaire as Donaire has this fight in Cruise control. Donaire really walking forward now with zero worries about anything coming back. Young desperately needs to show something in the 5th round or this fight is over.
Round 5. Young landed a few good shots to stay in the fight, but the 36 year old Donaire is still dominating the pace of the fight.
Round 6. Donaire lands a huge Left hand that has Young out cold.
Congratulations Nonito Donaire, next up- will be the tournament final Championship which is targeted for Fall 2019. Donaire will battle the winner of Naoya Inoue / Emmanuel Rodriguez which takes place on May 18th in Glasgow, England
Congratulations Nonito Donaire