Age just a number for vintage Donaire


Filipino boxer Nonito Donaire (L) knocks out French boxer Nordine Oubaali (R) during the Bantamweight World Championship boxing match at Dignity Health Sports Park on May 29, 2021 in Carson, California. (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines — For Nonito Donaire, age is just a number.

The 38-year-old proved he’s still going strong and be as dominant as ever when he knocked out France’s Nordine Oubaali to claim the WBC world bantamweight title Sunday at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California,

Oubaali and Donaire were on different paths with the 34-year-old Frenchman carrying a perfect 17-0 record heading into the fight while the Filipino was coming off a unanimous decision loss to Naoya Inoue in 2019.

Despite that, Donaire displayed the kind of potent offense that made him the Fighter of the Year in…

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