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.”
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.