Nonito Donaire dramatically stopped Nordine Oubaali within the fourth spherical to change into the oldest world bantamweight champion on the age of 38.
The Filipino fighter floored Oubaali on three events to change into the brand new WBC champion, 14 years after he gained his first world title.
“The king has returned,” mentioned Donaire. “I simply love the crowds. All my mates, household, all of the boxing followers that got here out thanks a lot. You guys are great.
“Being at this age isn’t the query, it is about my efficiency. About my potential to develop.
“I consider it issues not what your age is, however how mentally sturdy you might be.”
Donaire had firstly dropped his French opponent with a counter left hook within the third spherical.
Oubaali rose on unsteady legs and was despatched again to the canvas by one other left hook from Donaire.
A giant uppercut from Donaire ended the battle within the following spherical as Oubaali crumpled to the canvas and referee Jack Reiss waved it off.