Nonito Donaire vs. Anthony Settoul: Fight Time, Date, Live Stream and TV Info

Nate Loop@Nate_LoopFeatured ColumnistJuly 16, 2015

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Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire (34-3, 22 KOs) has his sights set on a another statement-making performance Saturday when he takes on the unheralded Anthony Settoul (20-3, 8 KOs) in a 10-round super bantamweight bout from the Cotai Arena at the Venetian Resort in Macau.

Donaire is one of the top Filipino fighters in boxing today, behind the legendary Manny Pacquiao and rivaling the resume of one Donnie Nietes. He has an excellent overall record, but has suffered defeats against top competition in recent years. His fight Saturday looks to be another record-padding tune-up designed to land him higher-profile bouts in the near future. 

Settoul is a 28-year-old boxer fighting out of France, one who is yet to scrap with anyone of note. Saturday's bout against Donaire represents a giant leap forward in competition for the super bantamweight pugilist. 

Here's a look at the viewing info for this bout, which is on the stacked "Victory at the Venetian" card that also features "Ik" Yang Lian Hui (19-0, 14 KOs) taking on Cesar Cuenca (47-0, 2 KOs) for the vacant IBF World super lightweight title, per BoxRec.

Donaire-Settoul Viewing Info

Date: Saturday, July 18

Time: Card begins at 8:30 a.m. ET

Location: Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macau

TV: UniMas, televised at 11 p.m. ET

Live Stream: BoxNation (subscription required, region restricted)

The 32-year-old Donaire has accomplished plenty in his 14-year career. He's amassed titles in five different weight classes. He beat four fighters in 2012, with multiple media outlets naming him their Fighter of the Year. In 2011, both ESPN and Sports Illustrated awarded him Knockout of the Year for his second-round KO of Fernando Montiel. 

Since the heady days of 2011 and 2012, however, Donaire's status as an elite boxer in the lower weight classes has taken a dive. His 12-year winning streak ended against Guillermo Rigondeaux in April 2013, a 12-round loss by unanimous decision that saw Rigondeaux capture both the WBA and WBO super bantamweight titles.

Two fights later, Donaire would lose his recently captured WBA Super World featherweight belt to Nicholas Walters. Per BoxRec, Walters knocked Donaire down twice and ended the bout with a TKO in the sixth round. 

Although Filipino boxing fans aren't likely to abandon the popular Donaire anytime soon, he needs to rehabilitate his reputation a bit. Facing a boxer like Settoul, who is only in his sixth bout scheduled to last to 10 rounds or more, per BoxRec, should give 32-year-old Donaire the platform to show off his switched-stance ability and varied boxing styles.

Donaire may even have his next opponent already lined up, assuming he takes care of Settoul. Undefeated Scott Quigg (30-0-2, 22 KOs) is the name being bandied about for Donaire, at least according to Quigg's trainer, Joe Gallagher, via SkySports.com:

It's all roads leading to Donaire. That's a huge fight and a name that Quigg is crying out for.

Scott is in a great place physically and mentally. He said to me at the public workout last week that he wished it was tomorrow night he was fighting.

Quigg is set to defend his WBA World super bantamweight title Saturday against hard-hitting Kiko Martinez (32-5, 24 KOs) at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Donaire is not one who is used to boxing without a belt to carry to his corner.

He did take the vacant NABF super bantamweight title in his most recent bout against William Prado, but he's likely looking for more. Donaire absolutely dominated Prado in that match, winning via second-round TKO in a completely one-sided affair. The Ring's Ryan Songalia displayed the punishment Donaire dished out on that night:

Ryan Songalia @ryansongalia

William Prado walks past me, his right eye is an absolute mess after just two rounds with @FilipinoFlash #rstream http://t.co/VXqKhX7BRD

An impressive showing against Settoul and a proper defense from Quigg would bring the Filipino fighter right back to the brink of holding a major championship belt.

Losses to Rigondeaux and Walters have sullied an otherwise sterling reputation and record, but Donaire has the ability even at his advanced age to win an offensive battle. Look for him to box circles around Settoul and finish off this bout well before it gets to 10th round


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