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    Nonito Donaire KOs Stephon Young in sixth to retain WBA bantamweight title

    Apr 28, 2019

    NONITO Donaire Jr poured out all his frustrations inside the ring and poor Stephon Young had to deal with it.

    The “Filipino Flash” stopped Young with a sensational one-punch knockout to retain his World Boxing Association bantamweight crown on Saturday at the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana (Sunday, Manila time).

    Donaire was simply a class on his own, dominating Young, a last-minute replacement for the injured Zolani Tete, in the early rounds before setting him up for the kill, a massive left hook that took the fight out of the young challenger.

    Time was 2:37 of the sixth round.

    "It was a matter of time until I figured out that distance, so I kept pressuring him, and I kept taking him down until the right moment I could counter with a left hook, and that’s what happened,” said Donaire.

    He also offered a short prayer for the 30-year-old Young who fell to 18-2 overall with 7KOs.

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    "I want to put prayer warriors into effect for my opponent Stephon Young, that he has a speedy recovery and is in good health," added Donaire.

    The 36-year-old Filipino, now 40-5, with 26 KOs, advances to the final of the World Boxing Super Series bantamweight championship against the winner of the Naoya Inoue-Emmanuel Rodriguez title match on May 18.

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