Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire Jr.is once again a world champion after dethroning Northern Ireland's Ryan Burnett in their World Boxing Super Series Quarterfinal bout to become the new WBA (Super) Bantamweight World Champion, Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland. Burnett immediately took a knee and received a mandatory eight-count from referee Howard Foster.
Burnett actually surrendered before the fifth round started after an apparent hip injury he suffered during the fourth round. "I know he'll heal up and be back in the ring soon", he added.
The Filipino-born four-weight world champ did finish both rounds strongly and may have edged the third but not even he could celebrate the victory afterwards, given the nature of Burnett's injury, and afterwards he went to sympathise with the Belfast fighter and his corner. "That's pretty much it".
"Ultimately, I felt really good and learned a lot and saw a lot of what I'm capable of in the division".
Brian Kemp Is Getting Desperate
And he should not get a promotion to a higher position, because he will constantly abuse that power, as well". In a blow to Kemp, a federal judge ruled Friday that Georgia must ease its "exact match" demands.
Also in the fold are WBA regular champion Naoya Inoue (17-0, 15 KOs) of Japan, International Boxing Federation champion Emamanuel Rodriguez (19-0, 12 KOs) of Puerto Rico and World Boxing Organization titlist Zolani Tete (28-3, 21 KOs) of South Africa.
"That's something I told him". "He's a lengthy guy, a southpaw, and we're very cordial when we see each other". It is going to be an exciting fight.
Josh "The Tartan Tornado" Taylor (13-0, 11 KOs) versus Ryan "Blue Chip" Martin (22-0, 12 KOs) is a battle between two undefeated super lightweights, with the victor advancing closer to the coveted Ali Trophy. Taylor (14-0, 12 KO's) dominated Martin (22-1, 12 KO's), knocking him out inside seven rounds.
Taylor will advance in WBSS super lightweight tournament and meet Ivan Baranchyk in the semi-finals.