Oubaali vs Donaire three fight card live on Showtime


Nordine Oubaali defends his WBC bantamweight title against Nonito Donaire at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. On Saturday, May 29. The scheduled twelve-round world championship bout is making headlines on the PBC boxing fight card live on Showtime. Television programming for three fights was announced today.


In addition to the main event, the co-feature will also feature hard-hitting contender Subriel Matias taking on undefeated Batyr Jukembayev in an IBF junior welterweight title eliminator. In the televised opener, undefeated 2016 American Olympian Gary Antuanne Russell will face Jovanie Santiago in a 10-round super lightweight clash.

Boxing fans can watch Nordine Oubaali vs Nonito Donaire live on Showtime. The start time is 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.

“Oubaali and Donaire have been preparing to face each other for at least a year now, so you know these two warriors will be ready to let their fists fly once the bell finally rings on May 29,” said Tom Brown, president of TGB Promotions. . “Oubaali has proven he is a force at bantamweight and will have a chance to reach a new level with a victory over Nonito Donaire, who solidified his Hall of Fame credentials by adding to his resume in recent years . With two exciting undercard fights leading up to our main event, it should be a high stakes night from start to finish.

WBC bantamweight champion Nordine Oubaali faces future Hall of Famer Nonito Donaire

Oubaali and Donaire will finally meet in the ring after they were initially scheduled to face each other last year in a Showtime main event. Oubaali will look to achieve the best career victory over a future Hall of Fame, while Donaire looks to add another triumph to his excellent career resume. The winner of this fight will have their eye on the winner of the upcoming showdown between former Unified Champion Guillermo Rigondeaux and WBO Bantamweight Champion John Riel Casimero, who are set to meet at Showtime on August 14 at a Premier event. Boxing Champions.

Double Olympian for France, the native of Pas-de-Calais Oubaali (17-0, 12 KOs) will make his third title defense by entering the ring to face Donaire. The 34-year-old southpaw won his title in his US debut, beating former champion Rau’shee Warren in January 2019 en route to a decision victory. Oubaali followed this up with successful defenses against Arthur Villanueva and Takuma Inoue. Pro since 2014, Oubaali’s rise in the rankings was driven by a stoppage victory over former world champion Julio Cesar Miranda in 2016.


“I am very happy that this fight is finally here,” Oubaali said. “I know fans around the world are looking forward to seeing the top two bantamweight on the planet go head to head. Donaire is a legend in the sport and I respect him a lot, but I am the world champion and there is no doubt in my mind that my hand will rise when we finally meet. I am fighting for my family and my country and by beating Donaire I will put my name in the boxing history books. I am extremely motivated and I guarantee fireworks on the night of the fight.

One of the sport’s most accomplished active fighters, Donaire (40-6, 26 KOs) has won flyweight, bantamweight, super bantamweight and featherweight titles. Representing his native talibon, Bohol, Philippines, Donaire returned to bantamweight in 2018 and upset undefeated champion Ryan Burnett in his hometown to win a title again. Donaire would add a knockout against Stephon Young before abandoning his latest outing, the fight of the year 2019 against undefeated unified champion Naoya Inoue.

“I always come to fight and entertain and look forward to performing in front of the fans again on May 29,” Donaire said. “I showed in my last fight that I still have the skills, the heart and the determination to face the best in the sport. I am always working on ways to keep my body in shape and my reflexes on point while maintaining my potency. I can’t wait to show all I can do in the ring against Oubaali.

Subriel Matias and undefeated Batyr Jukembayev face off in IBF junior welterweight title elimination

Fighting out of his Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Matias (16-1, 16 KOs) recently scored an impressive save from previously undefeated Malik Hawkins via a sixth-round TKO in their October 2020 clash on SHOWTIME. The 29-year-old rebounded from his previous outing, which saw him lose a narrow decision to Petros Ananyan. Before his only loss, Matias stopped his first 15 opponents inside the distance and still has not made a decision for a win.

“I am very happy with this opportunity,” said Matias. “I appreciate my team for making this fight possible. The best man will win on May 29 and I congratulate my opponent for taking up the challenge. We are going to have a great fight for the fans. I am the pride of Maternillo and it will be a victory for all.

Jukembayev (18-0, 14 KOs), 30, rose through the ranks with a victory over former world champion Miguel Vazquez in September 2019 and recently eliminated Ricardo Lara in January 2020. Born in Kazakhstan and having previously fought for Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Jukembayev turned pro in September 2015 after compiling an impressive amateur record of 203-40. He will make his US debut on May 29 as he faces his toughest test yet in the dangerous Matias.

“I had a full training camp in Los Angeles with Manny Robles and I’m ready to show up on the world stage,” Jukembayev said. “I am undefeated and my time has come. I face a strong and experienced opponent, but I believe I have all the tools to be victorious on May 29th. “

Undefeated 2016 US Olympian Gary Antuanne Russell kicks off TV show in super lightweight duel against Jovanie Santiago

Gary Antuanne Russell, 24 (13-0, 13 KOs), has yet to allow an opponent to go the distance against him since turning pro in 2017 after his run representing the United States at the 2016 Olympics. Russell added five more stoppage wins in 2019 before his final outing saw him knock out Jose Marrufo in the first round in February 2020. Russell is a lifelong boxer in one of the most successful fighting families. most important of the sport, as he is coached by his father Gary Sr alongside his older brothers, WBC featherweight champion Gary Jr. and bantamweight contender Antonio.

“I’m on the trail of a champion, my older brother Gary Russell Jr.,” said Russell. “Our lineage is strong. I am part of a royal line. It is natural that I follow in his footsteps to become my own champion. Can’t wait for May 29th. Another bites the dust.

Born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico and now residing in Dorado, Santiago (14-1-1, 10 KOs) impressed on his U.S. debut in February despite losing to four-division champion Adrien Broner on SHOWTIME. The 31-year-old had won four of five knockout fights leading up to Broner’s fight, following a 10-round decision triumph over DeMarcus Corley in 2017. Santiago’s only flaw before Broner’s fight was a draw by majority vote in his third professional competition. .

“I always train really hard regardless of my opponent, and it’s no different this time around for Russell,” said Santiago. “Everyone saw what I did against Broner. Now fighting at 140 pounds, I will continue to show what I can do in this division. My opponent is strong, but I am ready for whatever he brings. My performance will get me noticed for sure. “

Oubaali vs Donaire fight card

The current Oubaali vs Donaire map can be found below. The sub-card is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

  • Nordine Oubaali vs Nonito Donaire, 12 rounds, bantamweight – Oubaali WBC bantamweight title
  • Subriel Matias vs Batyrzhan Jukembayev, 12 rounds, super lightweight – IBF super lightweight title eliminator
  • Gary Antuanne Russell v Jovanie Santiago, 10 rounds, super lightweight


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