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Nonito Donaire Record

Total Fights50
Title Wins10
Title Defenses10
Title-Fight KOs12
KO Wins28
KO Losses2
Nonito Donaire Record & Stats
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      What is Nonito Donaire's boxing record?

      22 years and five months into his professional boxing career, Nonito Donaire has fought 50 times with 42 wins and 8 losses.

      Donaire's boxing record is currently 42-8, which includes 10 world-title wins and 10 successful title defense fights at three weight classes — flyweight, bantamweight, and super-bantamweight. He has a 56% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 28 of his total 50 fights being knockout wins, 12 of which were in title fights. Donaire has lost twice via knockout, both of them in title fights.

      His last fight was a 12-round unanimous decision defeat to Alexandro Santiago on July 29, 2023. Donaire was fighting for the bantamweight WBC (vacant) title. He is on a two-fight losing streak.

      Some of Donaire's best fights and notable victories include wins over Fernando Montiel, Jorge Arce, Toshiaki Nishioka, Vic Darchinyan, Nordine Oubaali, Ryan Burnett, and Omar Narváez.

      50Jul 29, 202340Alexandro SantiagoLoss *UD
      49Jun 7, 202239Naoya InoueLoss *TKO2
      48Dec 11, 202139Reymart GaballoWin *KO4
      47May 29, 202138Nordine OubaaliWin *KO4
      46Nov 7, 201936Naoya InoueLoss *UD
      45Apr 27, 201936Stephon YoungWin *KO6
      44Nov 3, 201835Ryan BurnettWin *RTD4
      43Apr 21, 201835Carl FramptonLossUD
      42Sep 23, 201734Ruben Garcia HernandezWinUD
      41Nov 5, 201633Jessie MagdalenoLoss *UD
      40Apr 23, 201633Zsolt BedákWin *TKO3
      39Dec 11, 201533Cesar JuarezWin *UD
      38Jul 18, 201532Anthony SettoulWinTKO2
      37Mar 28, 201532William PradoWinTKO2
      36Oct 18, 201431Nicholas WaltersLoss *TKO6
      35May 31, 201431Simpiwe VetyekaWin *TD
      34Nov 9, 201330Vic DarchinyanWinTKO9
      33Apr 13, 201330Guillermo RigondeauxLoss *UD
      32Dec 15, 201230Jorge ArceWin *KO3
      31Oct 13, 201229Toshiaki NishiokaWin *TKO9
      30Jul 7, 201229Jeffrey MathebulaWin *UD
      29Feb 4, 201229Wilfredo Vázquez Jr.Win *SD
      28Oct 22, 201128Omar NarváezWin *UD
      27Feb 19, 201128Fernando MontielWin *TKO2
      26Dec 4, 201028Volodymyr SydorenkoWinKO4
      25Jul 10, 201027Hernán MárquezWinTKO8
      24Feb 13, 201027Manuel VargasWinKO3
      23Aug 15, 200926Rafael ConcepciónWinUD
      22Apr 19, 200926Raúl MartínezWin *TKO4
      21Nov 1, 200825Moruti MthalaneWin *TKO6
      20Dec 1, 200725Luis MaldonadoWin *TKO8
      19Jul 7, 200724Vic DarchinyanWin *TKO5
      18May 12, 200724Kevin HudginsWinTKO1
      17Oct 7, 200623Oscar AndradeWinUD
      16Jul 29, 200623Jose Luis CardenasWinTKO2
      15Jan 20, 200623Karen HarutyunyanWinSD
      14Nov 5, 200522Ilido JulioWinUD
      13Oct 1, 200522Daniel GonzalezWinKO1
      12Jul 2, 200522Larry OlveraWinUD
      11May 13, 200522Paulino VillalobosWinTKO6
      10Nov 12, 200421Gilberto BolanosWinUD
      9Jun 18, 200421Ricardo BarreraWinTKO4
      8Jun 27, 200320Jorge LopezWinTKO1
      7Nov 2, 200219Mark SalesWinUD
      6Sep 1, 200219Kaichon Sor VorapinWinKO2
      5May 31, 200219Noel AlmaWinTKO2
      4Jul 3, 200118Jose Luis TorresWinTKO1
      3Jun 8, 200118Saul SantoyoWinUD
      2Mar 10, 200118Rosendo SanchezLossUD
      1Feb 22, 200118Jose LazaroWinKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Nonito Donaire (The Filipino Flash) is a 41-year old Filipino professional boxer. He was born in Talibon, Bohol, Philippines on November 16, 1982. He is a four-weight-class world champion.

      Donaire made his professional boxing debut against Jose Lazaro at the age of 18 on February 22, 2001, defeating Lazaro via 1st round KO.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 24 on July 7, 2007 after 18 professional fights, against Vic Darchinyan for the flyweight IBF title. He defeated Darchinyan via 5th round TKO to become the flyweight champion of the world.

      Nonito Donaire is a two-time unified world champion — at super-bantamweight and bantamweight, and has won 10 world titles at four weight classes. For all the details about Donaire's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Donaire has had a total of eight losses in his professional boxing career so far.

      His most recent fight was a bantamweight bout against Mexican boxer Alexandro Santiago on July 29, 2023 for the vacant bantamweight WBC title. Donaire lost the fight via 12 round unanimous decision. It's been 9 months and 25 days since this fight.


      Donaire has had a total of 23 world-title fights till today, which includes winning 10 world titles and 10 successful title defenses. He won 17 of these fights and lost six.

      Title Wins

      Nonito Donaire has fought for world titles in 13 fights and won nine of these fights, five of these victories coming via way of stoppage. Till today, he has won 10 belts across four weight classes.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      May 29, 2021Nordine OubaaliBantamweightWBCKO
      Nov 3, 2018Ryan BurnettBantamweightWBA (Super)RTD
      Dec 11, 2015Cesar JuarezSuper-bantamweightWBO*UD
      May 31, 2014Simpiwe VetyekaFeatherweightWBA (Undisputed)TD
      Oct 13, 2012Toshiaki NishiokaSuper-bantamweightThe Ring*TKO
      Jul 7, 2012^Jeffrey MathebulaSuper-bantamweightIBFUD
      Feb 4, 2012Wilfredo Vázquez Jr.Super-bantamweightWBO*SD
      Feb 19, 2011^Fernando MontielBantamweightWBC, WBOTKO
      Jul 7, 2007Vic DarchinyanFlyweightIBFTKO
      ^ Became unified world champion
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Nonito Donaire has had 15 world-title defense fights across four weight classes — flyweight (x3), bantamweight (x5), super-bantamweight (x6), and featherweight. He won 10 of them and lost five times.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Dec 11, 2021Reymart GaballoBantamweightWBCKO
      Apr 27, 2019Stephon YoungBantamweightWBA (Super)KO
      Apr 23, 2016Zsolt BedákSuper-bantamweightWBOTKO
      Dec 15, 2012Jorge ArceSuper-bantamweightWBO, The RingKO
      Oct 13, 2012Toshiaki NishiokaSuper-bantamweightWBOTKO
      Jul 7, 2012^Jeffrey MathebulaSuper-bantamweightWBOUD
      Oct 22, 2011Omar NarváezBantamweightWBC, WBOUD
      Apr 19, 2009Raúl MartínezFlyweightIBFTKO
      Nov 1, 2008Moruti MthalaneFlyweightIBFTKO
      Dec 1, 2007Luis MaldonadoFlyweightIBFTKO
      ^ Became unified world champion

      Title Losses

      Nonito Donaire has lost five world-title defense fights, and lost a total of six titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Jun 7, 2022Naoya InoueBantamweightWBCTKO
      Nov 7, 2019Naoya InoueBantamweightWBA (Super)UD
      Nov 5, 2016Jessie MagdalenoSuper-bantamweightWBOUD
      Oct 18, 2014Nicholas WaltersFeatherweightWBA (Undisputed)TKO
      Apr 13, 2013Guillermo RigondeauxSuper-bantamweightWBO, The RingUD


      Donaire has fought a total of 50 times till today, which includes 23 world-title fights at four weight divisions. He is among the top boxers of his generation and has put on some incredible fights in his fights. These 10 fights are the highlight of his career.

      • July 7, 2007: Donaire wins his first world title by defeating Vic Darchinyan via 5th round TKO. He is now the IBF flyweight world champion.

      • February 19, 2011: Donaire becomes a unified bantamweight world champion by beating Fernando Montiel via 2nd round TKO. He now holds the WBC and WBO bantamweight world-champion belts.

      • October 22, 2011: Donaire successfully defends the WBC and WBO bantamweight titles against Omar Narváez, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • July 7, 2012: Donaire becomes a unified super-bantamweight world champion by beating Jeffrey Mathebula via 12 round unanimous decision. He now holds the WBO and IBF super-bantamweight world-champion belts.

      • October 13, 2012: Donaire wins The Ring super-bantamweight title from Toshiaki Nishioka, by beating Nishioka via 9th round TKO.

      • December 15, 2012: Donaire successfully defends the WBO and The Ring super-bantamweight titles against Jorge Arce, winning the fight via 3rd round KO.

      • May 31, 2014: Donaire wins the WBA (Undisputed) featherweight title from Simpiwe Vetyeka, by beating Vetyeka via 5 round technical decision.

      • November 3, 2018: Donaire wins the WBA (Super) bantamweight title from Ryan Burnett, by beating Burnett via 4th round RTD.

      • May 29, 2021: Donaire wins the WBC bantamweight title from Nordine Oubaali, by beating Oubaali via 4th round KO.

      • December 11, 2021: Donaire successfully defends the WBC bantamweight title against Reymart Gaballo, winning the fight via 4th round KO.


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