Nonito Donaire knocks out Reymart Gaballo with 4th round body shot

Nonito Donaire continued his impressive late-career run tonight in Showtimes’s main event, stopping Reymart Gaballo on a 4th round left hook to the liver that put Gaballo down for the count.

Donaire (42-6, 28 KOs) come out pressuring Gaballo (24-1, 20 KOs) but Gaballo was game and was prepared to enact his gameplan, utilizing his jab and attempting to counter Donaire coming in. That would pose Donaire at least a little trouble as he tried to gauge his distance, but he managed to find his range with his right hand early while he struggled looking for his left hook. Those problems would be relatively short-lived, though, as Donaire would uncork his patented left hook Round 4 — though this time to the body — that landed right to the liver of Gaballo, putting him down for the ten count with the official ending coming at the 2:59 minute mark.

In the post-fight interview Donaire would admit that Gaballo came out with a much different style than he expected which caused him issues landing his counters, but managed to find the fight-ending shot despite crediting Gaballo as a tough fighter that was difficult to figure out. With the win Donaire re-emphasized his interest in a rematch of his Fight of the Year against Naoya Inoue, saying he believes his promoter Richard Schaefer will deliver the fight.

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