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.”
Fans voted Nonito Donaire’s sensational stoppage of Fernando Montiel to be the “Knockout of the Year” in RingTV.com’s readers’ choice award polls. Donaire won two 118-pound titles in the showdown of pound-for-pound ranked talents.
Recent Hall of Fame electees Freddie Roach, Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson and ring announcer Michael Buffer will be on hand for Saturday’s Amir Khan-Lamont Peterson fight.
Nonito Donaire weighed less than his junior bantamweight champion opponent at the weigh in, registering a surprisingly slight 116.25 pounds.
Nonito Donaire may just be passing through at 118, plus Abner Mares and Joseph Agbeko are both eager to make a statement in their rematch. “I want to knock him out,” says Mares.
Five-division titlewinner Thomas Hearns, two- division beltwinner Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson and five-time Trainer of The Year Freddie Roach headline the 2012 International Hall of Fame ballot.
“Trust me, I want this. I’m very, very hungry for this. This is like my trampoline. This is the jumping off point of my career.”
Young junior welterweight Pablo Cesar Cano aims to pick up where Marco Antonio Barrera left off against the legendary Erik Morales in an all-Mexican clash for the WBC belt.