Ryan Burnett vs Nonito Donaire

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Ryan Burnett vs Nonito Donaire
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2.333335
Average: 2.3 (3 votes)

Date: 
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Location: 
The SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
118
Titles at Stake: 
WBA Bantamweight World Title. World Boxing Super Series, Quarterfinals
Referee: 
Howard Foster

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Fan Cards: Ryan Burnett vs Nonito Donaire


scorecard by ENDOFME1994
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RYAN BURNETT
10
9
10
8
37
NONITO DONAIRE
9
10
9
10
38


scorecard by ITESTR
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RYAN BURNETT
9
10
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8
36
NONITO DONAIRE
10
9
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10
39


scorecard by THEICEMANJDOG
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RYAN BURNETT
9
10
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36
NONITO DONAIRE
10
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10
39


scorecard by GOOSU
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RYAN BURNETT
10
10
9
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37
NONITO DONAIRE
9
9
10
10
38


scorecard by STINGEV98
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RYAN BURNETT
9
10
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36
NONITO DONAIRE
10
9
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10
39


scorecard by MATCHROOM
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RYAN BURNETT
9
10
9
8
36
NONITO DONAIRE
10
9
10
10
39


scorecard by THEALTERPLACE
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RYAN BURNETT
9
10
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36
NONITO DONAIRE
10
9
10
10
39


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
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RYAN BURNETT
10
10
9
8
37
NONITO DONAIRE
9
9
10
10
38


scorecard by GOLD
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RYAN BURNETT
9
10
10
8
37
NONITO DONAIRE
10
9
9
10
38


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
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RYAN BURNETT
10
10
9
8
37
NONITO DONAIRE
9
9
10
10
38


scorecard by SALTNUTZ1
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RYAN BURNETT
9
10
10
8
37
NONITO DONAIRE
10
9
9
10
38


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

Good fight!
This is one of the best Philippino boxers of all time (along with Manny Pacquiao and Donnie Nietes), against a young fighter who has recently proven himself at world level, who is in his prime.

I rate Burnett, his last 3 fights are proof he is good, he has been improving over the last year or so, might still be improving now. This is a competitive division, whether or not Burnett has what it takes to beat Rodriguez, Tete, Inoue, is a tough question to answer, but for now, all 4 of those fighters, with quaterfinal opponents to focus on, and against Donaire, Burnett has plenty to focus on, I think Adam Booth will make 100% sure Burnett doesn't get complacent, doesn't overlook Donaire, because it is very easy to look past an opponent when there are distractions, more exciting fights you know are in front of you.

Donaire, in his prime, was great, a 3-weight world champion, really made a name for himself when he became IBF champion at 112, in 2007, defended successfully, then became a 2-belt world champion at 118, in 2011, and then won the WBO at 122 in 2012. At 122, when Donaire beat Jorge Arce, in 2012, when he was 30, he was considered one of the best in the world, his resume was brilliant, but in 2013, he fought and lost to all time great amateur, defensive genius, Guillermo Rigondeaux, he proved that he wasn't past it, and he just fought a great fighter in Rigondeaux, when he became a world champion again, beat Vic Darchinyan in a rematch, but in 2014, when he moved up to 126, took on hard hitting Nicholas Walters, it went badly wrong for him, and it looked like the years were catching up to him, as well as being at too high a weight. In 2015, Donaire did move back down to 122, won the WBO title again, but in 2016, he fought Jessie Magdelano, looked pretty far past his best that night, didn't look shot, but looked slow, couldn't seem to get it going, produce the aggression and intensity he could in his prime, it looked like he should retire. Donaire moved up to 126 again, got a silver title win, last September, and in April this year, when he was 35, he fought Carl Frampton, looked poor, lost a landslide, did very well for effort and desire, wasn't sad to see him fight, but he couldn't do anything like what he could do in his prime.

Donaire, at 35, coming off his 5th loss, with all the big fights he's been in, is well past his prime, but, what is interesting about this fight, is that Donaire will fight below super bantamweight for the first time since 2011, making 118 will not be easy, but if he can make that weight, rehydrate ok, then although he will still be 35, still have the miles on the clock which he has picked up in his 43 fight career, I think he will benefit massively from the weight drop, I think because he is 5'7, because he has so much 122 and 126 experience, because he is so used to hitting, being hit by, pressuring, being pressured by 126lb fighters, he will find a real benefit from fighting a smaller and inevitably less physically strong fighter in Burnett.

The weight cutting aspect for Donaire makes this fight interesting, I think fighting in a lower weight class will benefit him for a lot of reasons, but not only will Donaire be past his best, and fighting a good, prime fighter (who I think is almost as good as a prime Donaire), but it is a risk for Donaire, at 35, when he hasn't made 118 in 7 years, cutting weight will be torture, the camp, whilst it will whip him into shape, prove his desire and dedication, preapre him for the fight, it will also be a toll taking, draining process on a fighter who has already aged.

If Donaire was coming down to 122, that would definitely benefit him, because he isn't really a featherweight, doesn't carry the weight well at 126, and he has made 122 in recent years, but cutting down to 118 is a more gruelling task, cutting weight is extremely tough, so without making himself ill, surely Donaire will have needed a lot of time, must have had a very long camp, will have to make the weight. If Donaire makes the weight, he will have to rehydrate before he fights, obviously, which will depend simply on how well his body handles the weight cut, and whether or not he can make 120, 119 at the right time, and therefore whether or not he has to murder himself and get the last pound or two off at all costs. If Donaire makes the weight, rehydrates fine, isn't weight drained, then I definitely think the weight aspect will work in Donaire's favour.

I think although the weight makes this a better fight than Donaire vs Frampton (and I think Burnett is about as good as Frampton), Donaire is still far too old and has too many miles on the clock, to beat Burnett, a world level fighter in his prime.

I think Donaire, definitely early, will be the physically stronger fighter, he will try to pressure Burnett, he will make a good start, not waste anything, use his experience (which he has plenty of!), but we've seen Burnett pressured, as he was against Zhakiyanov, we've seen an effective aggressor take it to him, and although he might not have the power or output to best that fight, he can hold his own, land the clean counters, be calm, be patient, that, he proved against Zhakiyanov. Burnett is a good boxer, good technical fighter, as he has proved, he has good footwork, good reactions, reflexes, is a counter puncher, puts combinations together accurately, works at a good, consistent pace, and he has speed. I think in the mid rounds, Burnett will outbox Donaire.

I think in the late rounds, when Burnett is ahead, he won't take any silly risks, knowing Donaire can still punch, and Donaire will really slam his foot on the gas pedal, go for it, but he just won't be able to drag out the same late rally he would have been able to 5-10 years ago, and the late rounds will be close, as Burnett has enough left in the tank to still land clean counters, and I think in the last round, with Burnett having not gotten careless, will have more in the tank, it will be Donaire who is gassed, and Burnett will nick the last round.

I think Burnett wins this, UD, clear win, but maybe not a landslide, probably 116-112/115-113, more likely 116-112.

Champion97's picture

Devastated for Ryan Burnett, terrible injury.

I thought the fight was very interesting at that point, I thought Burnett was boxing brilliantly, early, his speed was a factor, maybe his youth, suppleness, he seemed sharper than Donaire, but I noticed that as I expected, Donaire was taking the early power shots well, physically, seemed to have a lot of control, was able to pressure Burnett, and be aggressive when he had him in the corner, used his experience. Donaire made 118, made it well, he didn't look weight drained at all, so the weight cut was a success, and I think he was finding not a lot of difficulty bullying and taking punches from a smaller fighter than he is used to fighting, but Burnett was boxing very well.

Shame the fight ended the way it did, we can't know who would have won had the injury not happened, but Donaire won, a win is a win, and he'll advance to the next round.

I think Burnett should retire, I think mentally, it's too much to come back from, he might never fully heal, and will always be likely to re-injur himself, it would be great to see him return after successful surgery, not impossible, but I just don't think it's likely. Assuming Burnett doesn't come back, he should be very proud of what he's achieved, was a world champion, and he should do something else, like become a trainer or a pundit, still be a part of boxing, that is if he doesn't fully recover, and a full recovery is not impossible.