MANILA -- Nonito Donaire on Sunday (Manila time) kept the World Boxing Association bantamweight super championship title after knocking out Stephon Young in the semifinals of the World Boxing Super Series at the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA.

Donaire delivered a solid left hook that knocked Young out at the 2:37 mark of round six to punch a ticket to the final.

Donaire moves up to 40-5 with 26 knockouts and will face either Naoya Inoue or Emmanuel Rodriguez in WBSS final.

Inoue and Rodriguez will square off in the other semifinal match on May 19 in Glasgow with the WBA regular and the International Boxing Federation belts to be unified in the process.

Young, a late replacement for the injured Zolani Tete, fell to 18-2-3. (PNA)