WBO junior featherweight beltholder Nonito Donaire will defend his crown against former titleholder Toshiaki Nishioka on Oct. 13 at Home Depot Center. Brandon Rios makes his junior welterweight debut against Mike Alvarado on the undercard.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has taken issue with the notion that Amir Khan has a “glass chin” and that the 25-year-old, two-division, former three-belt winner should retire in the wake of Saturday’s fourth-round knockout loss to Danny Garcia.
Richard Abril believes that he will end the winning streak of Brandon Rios and hand the hard-punching former titleholder his first loss on Saturday night. “I am more Mexican than Rios,” he said.
Mike Alvarado snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with Saturday night’s 10th-round stoppage of Breidis Prescott on the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez undercard.
Manny Pacquiao didn’t look like the Pacquiao we’ve grown to admire as he struggled to beat Juan Manuel Marquez, who once again was on the wrong end of a controversial decision.
Northern Ireland's Paul McCloskey got up from a first-round knockdown to defeat Breidis Prescott by close but unanimous decision.
Junior welterweights Paul McCloskey and Breidis Prescott are set to fight for the opportunity to move closer to a rematch with Amir Khan on Sept. 10 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.