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Oubaali vs Donaire: Nordine Oubaali guarantees fireworks in title defense against Nonito Donaire

Oubaali says he’s put in his best effort in training camp and is looking forward to colliding with the Filipino Flash.

Naoya Inoue v Nonito Donaire - WBSS Bantamweight Final Photo by Toru Hanai/Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

WBC bantamweight champion Nordine Oubaali is set to defend his strap against former Filipino titleholder Nonito Donaire this weekend in Carson, CA — and as one might expect from this particular matchup and location, an explosive fight is almost certainly anticipated. That’s exactly what Oubaali himself is expecting, telling RingTV that he’s coming into this fight well prepared and promising not to disappoint.

“I’m very excited to defend my title in Carson, California. It’s a great place for boxing and I hope that people attending and watching on TV get to enjoy this fight. I’m excited to share the ring with [Donaire] and I guarantee fireworks on fight night.”

Oubaali shows plenty of respect to Donaire as a fighter, referring to him as a complete boxer, but says he too is perfectly able to make any necessary adjustments in the ring and has no doubts that he’ll be victorious when it’s all said and done.

“I have put my best effort in my preparation and you will see how I will beat him on May 29. Donaire is a legend in the sport and I respect him as a fighter but I am the world champion and I have no doubt in my mind that my hand will be raised when we finally meet.”

With a win this weekend Oubaali says he plans to unify the division in an effort to prove he’s the best bantamweight in the world. And as for whomever Oubaali has to get through en route to achieving that goal, well, it’s of little consequence as he says he’s only focused on achieving that feat.

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