CARSON, CALIFORNIA – MAY 29: Nonito Donaire (C) celebrates his fourth round knockout victory over Nordine Oubaali during their fight for the WBC Bantamweight World Championship at Dignity Health Sports Park on May 29, 2021 in Carson, California. Katelyn Mulcahy / Getty Images / AFP (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

MANILA, Philippines – Nonito Donaire challenged Father Time with a vintage performance, knocking out Nordine Oubaali to win the WBC bantamweight champion Sunday (Manila time) in Carson, Calif.

Donaire, 38, became the oldest bantamweight champion in boxing history and inflicted his first defeat on the Franco-Moroccan.

Donaire decorated Oubaali three times – the last knockdown being in the fourth round – prompting the referee to stop the fight as “The Filipino Flash” dominated from start to finish.

The first two knockdowns came in the third round with Donaire unloading vicious left hooks that made Oubaali taste the canvas.

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