Donaire vs Gaballo live stream: how to watch bantamweight title fight online from anywhere, full fight, schedule

Donaire vs Gaballo bantamweight boxing match-up
(Image credit: Showtime)

WBC bantamweight supremo Nonito Donaire (41-6) and undefeated WBC interim bantamweight champ Reymart Gaballo (24-0) hit the canvas in an all-Filipino battle of the generations, and it's the younger man who has it all to prove after a hugely controversial last fight. Read on as we explain how to watch a Donaire vs Gaballo live stream today and catch all the boxing action online from anywhere in the world.

Donaire vs Gaballo live stream

Date: Saturday, December 11

Venue: Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California

Donaire vs Gaballo ring walk time (estimated): 10pm ET / 7pm PT / 3am GMT / 2pm AEDT

Live stream: Showtime via Showtime Now FREE trial or FuboTV FREE trial (US) | Fite TV (UK, AU) | TSN (CA)

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Gaballo, nicknamed "Assassin", has been cast as pantomime villain. The 25-year-old's extremely dubious split-decision victory over former IBF belt holder Manny Rodriguez still rankles a year on, and to say that scores of boxing fans are aggrieved he's been given a shot at the title would be an understatement.

Four-weight world champion Donaire "The Filipino Flash" made history in May, by becoming the oldest boxer ever to take a bantamweight belt. The then 38-year-old dominated Nordine Oubaali, stopping the Frenchman in the fourth after three rapid-fire knockdowns.

Will he have enough in the tank to take down an opponent 14 years his junior? It's set to be an intriguing showdown, so follow our guide below to watch a Donaire vs Gaballo live stream online from anywhere.

How to watch Donaire vs Gaballo if you're away from your country 

Below, we've rounded up ways to watch today's boxing in various countries around the world. But if you're abroad and discover that your usual coverage is geo-blocked, then the only alternative that we know is to use a VPN to dial in to a country that does is showing the fight.

The software is perfect for this as it allows you to change your IP address and appear to be in a completely different location - and all through a safe, encrypted connection. Here's how to get started.

Use a VPN to live stream Donaire vs Gaballo anywhere

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Once you've downloaded the software, just follow the prompts to install it then select the location you want to relocate your IP address to - it really is that easy.

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How to watch a Donaire vs Gaballo live stream in US


Donaire vs Gaballo is exclusive to Showtime in the US, with coverage of the event starting at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. It isn't clear when the fighters will make their ring walks, so we'd recommend tuning in right from the start. 

If you don't have the channel on cable, no worries. Showtime's streaming service Showtime Now will let you live stream Donaire vs Gaballo either on the cheap or for FREE.

There's a 30-day free trial of Showtime Now available to new users, after which a subscription costs $8.99 per month for 12 months, down from $10.99 per month.

It's compatible with a whole host of devices, including iOS and Android devices, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox, and many more, so you can watch the fight on big screen or small.

You can also get Showtime via the excellent and comprehensive over-the-top streaming service FuboTV, which carries it as part of its line-up of more than 100 channels, and is priced from $64.99 a month. 

It's really easy to sign up for, and can be cancelled no questions asked.

But best of all, it offers a FREE 7-day FuboTV trial, so you can see if it's right for you before parting with your money.

If you're abroad right now, you can use a good VPN to watch Donaire vs Gaballo just as if you were at home.

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How to watch Donaire vs Gaballo: live stream boxing in the UK


Boxing fans in the UK will be able to watch a Donaire vs Gaballo live stream using Fite TV. It's a PPV affair, but at around £7.50 (the website actually prices it at US$9.99), it's not too steep.

You can stream Fite either within your browser or through the iOS and Android apps. Head here to sign up.

Coverage of the fight starts at 3am GMT in the early hours of Sunday morning. That's a brutal time, so you may be glad to hear there's unlimited reruns available with this PPV purchase. 

Not in the UK? Then you'll need a VPN to watch this live stream as if you were back at home.

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How to watch Donaire vs Gaballo: live stream boxing in Canada


In Canada, the Donaire vs Gaballo fight is being shown by TSN. Existing subscribers can log-in to watch TSN live streams at no extra charge with details of their TV provider. 

Cord-cutters, meanwhile, can sign up to the TSN Direct streaming service for just $7.99 a day or (much better value) $19.99 a month.

TSN's coverage of Donaire vs Gaballo starts at 10pm ET / 7pm PT.

Canadian abroad? You can use a VPN to magically transport yourself back to Canada to live stream boxing just as you would at home.

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How to watch Donaire vs Gaballo: live stream boxing in Australia


While no linear channel is set to show the fight Down Under, the Fite TV streaming service is offering the Donaire vs Gaballo fight as a pay-per-view event.

In order to tune in, you’ll need to set up a FITE TV account, with the PPV set to cost US$9.99, which is around AU$13.

Coverage starts at 2pm AEDT on Sunday afternoon. If that's a little too early for bloodshed in your books, Fite also includes unlimited reruns with the PPV purchase.

Out of Australia and need a stream of that PPV? Try a VPN to change your IP location.

Donaire vs Gaballo full card

  • Nonito Donaire (c) vs Reymart Gaballo - WBC Bantamweight title
  • Kudratillo Abdukakhorov vs Cody Crowley - Welterweight
  • Brandun Lee vs Juan Heraldez - Light-Welterweight

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.