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.”
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.
WBO 122-pound titleholder Nonito Donaire says he wants to unify the junior featherweight division beginning with IBF beltholder Jeffrey Mathebula, who he faces on July 7 in Carson, Calif.
Manager Cameron Dunkin will address Brandon Rios’ weight-cutting issues with Victor Conte, who also works with Rios’ stablemate Nonito Donaire.
Tim Bradley: “Amir Khan ducked me first. So before anybody wants to say that I ducked him, no, he ducked me.”
Alex Ariza considers it to be “a huge compliment” that rivals believe his fighters’ success, including that of Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan, is a result of performance enhancing drugs.
Mikey Garcia demonstrated championship form when he blasted Juan Carlos Martinez into submission on Saturday night.
Nonito Donaire weighed less than his junior bantamweight champion opponent at the weigh in, registering a surprisingly slight 116.25 pounds.