Junior lightweight contender Diego Magdaleno knocked out Hevinison Herrera in Round 3 of this UniMas-televised headliner in Texas, while three-division titleholder Fernando Montiel outpotined Sergio Puente in Mexico. Both bouts took place on Saturday. Francisco Salazar has other results from the weekend.
Fernando Montiel used a vicious left hook to the body to score a first-round knockout over featherweight rival Jesus Rios on Saturday night in Villa Flores, Mexico.
Undefeated Filipino prospect Genesis Servania was too young and active for former two-time WBA junior bantamweight titleholder Alexander Munoz who was stopped in the 12th round of their featherweight bout in Pasay City, Philippines, on Friday.
RING junior featherweight champ Nonito Donaire on clash with Guillermo Rigondeaux on Saturday: “When it comes down to the title fights, we’re both aggressive and we can both be offensive guys.”
RING junior featherweight champion Nonito Donaire vows that “no way” will Saturday night’s defense against Jorge Arce go the full 12 rounds.
Adrien Broner: “I know what fight can happen, and that’s me and [Manny] Pacquiao.”
Hall of Famer Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson will call the Showtime Championship Boxing card headlined by the Lucas Matthysse-Olusegun Ajose junior welterweight bout on Saturday.
Nonito Donaire on facing Toshiaki Nishioka: “You have to find the fighters who can challenge you and who will put you at risk. You put yourself at risk of losing, at risk of getting hurt, at risk of losing your life. That’s all part of boxing.”
An IBF bantamweight title fight between beltholder Leo Santa Cruz and Eric Morel may complete the Sept. 15 quadrupleheader headlined by WBC junior middleweight titleholder Saul Alvarez and Josesito Lopez.
Nonito Donaire will face junior featherweight Toshiaki Nishioka after former lightweight beltholder Brandon Rios makes his junior welterweight debut in a clash of unbeatens with Mike Alvarado on Oct. 13.
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.
Bob Arum on Mike Jones: “Depending on how Mike does in this fight with Randall Bailey, you know, he would be in the future mix for Manny Pacquiao or for Tim Bradley.”