If he gets past Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. on Saturday, Nonito Donaire's promoter sees bouts against Jorge Arce, Toshiaki Nishioka and Guillermo Rigondeaux in the former bantamweight titleholder's immediate future.
Nonito Donaire preparing for his Feb. 4 fight against Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., as seen through the lens of photographer Naoki Fukuda.
Co-hosts Doug Fischer and Michael Rosenthal preview the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Marco Antonio Rubio/Nonito Donaire-Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. show and the anticipated Victor Ortiz-Andre Berto rematch on this week's RingTV.
Watch the video preview of Fight Camp 360: Ortiz vs. Berto II, which debuts on Showtime on Wednesday, Feb. 1.
Of his strategy for his WBA 122-pound title defense against undefeated Guillermo Rigondeaux on Friday, Rico Ramos said, "my plan is to just come out that first round and take over and dominate from the first to the 12th."
Kelly Pavlik has split with long-time trainer Jack Loew and arrived in Oxnard, Calif., to begin working with Robert Garcia.
Robert Garcia on Nonito Donaire: "He's so fast, so powerful when he gets into the ring that he could be my next Joe Frazier, or my next Muhammad Ali."
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Anthony Mundine has signed with Las Vegas-based Cameron Dunkin.
Bob Arum believes that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has a dangerous defense of his WBC middleweight belt against hard-hitting veteran Marco Antonio Rubio on Feb. 4.
Angel Hernandez says that his training methods were validated in Juan Manuel Marquez's November performance against Manny Pacquiao.
Nonito Donaire on Wilfredo Vazquez Jr.: "I like to press forward and he likes to press forward. He likes to box and I like to box. I think we both want to be in a spectacular fight."
Fans voted Roberto Garcia, who trains Brandon Rios, Nonito Donaire and co-trains his younger brother Miguel Angel Garcia, the "Trainer of the Year" in RingTV.com's 2011 readers' choice award polls.
Manager Cameron Dunkin will address Brandon Rios' weight-cutting issues with Victor Conte, who also works with Rios' stablemate Nonito Donaire.
Nonito Donaire could face Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. for the vacant WBO 122-pound belt.
Abner Mares looked ready for his Dec. 3 rematch with Joseph Agbeko at a recent media workout. The bantamweight titleholder wants to put his doubters and the controversy of the first bout to rest with a strong victory.
Robert Garcia: "If there is any boxer who has the heart and who wanted to finish the fight on his feet, Antonio Margarito is the one who deserved that opportunity."
Kelly Pavlik is expected to begin workouts with Robert Garcia, trainer of Nonito Donaire, Brandon Rios and others.
Tim Bradley: "Amir Khan ducked me first. So before anybody wants to say that I ducked him, no, he ducked me."
Nonito Donaire's next opponent could earn a $100,00 bonus for giving his all against the RING's No. 1-rated bantamweight.
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.
Mike Lee, Mike Jones-Sebastian Lujan and the rematch between Pawel Wolak and Delvin Rodriguez stack the undercard of Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito II.
Mikey Garcia demonstrated championship form when he blasted Juan Carlos Martinez into submission on Saturday night.
Featherweight contender Mikey Garcia scored three knockdowns on the way to a fourth-round knockout over tough journeyman Juan Carlos Martinez.
Jonathan Gonzalez remained unbeaten in six bouts with a unanimous decision over Jose Rivera on the Nonito Donaire-Omar Narvaez undercard.
Nonito Donaire weighed less than his junior bantamweight champion opponent at the weigh in, registering a surprisingly slight 116.25 pounds.
Nonito Donaire sweated off a pound an a half within an hour of the weigh-in for Saturday night's HBO-televised defense against Omar Narvaez. Did he come in too light?
Bob Arum is cautiously optimistic about Ken Hershman's new role, plus Nonito Donaire discusses why he blames Sonic the Hedgehog for getting beaten up by a girl.
Omar Narvaez, an 11-year pro unbeaten in 37 bouts, will face disadvantages in height, size, age and power against Nonito Donaire on Saturday -- but he's not sweating it.
Many young boxer-punchers are in action this weekend, the most notable among them THE RING's No. 1-rated bantamweight Nonito Donaire, who defends his WBC/WBO titles against Omar Narvarez on Saturday.
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.
Nonito Donaire wants to deliver a classic performance when he debuts at New York's Madison Square Garden against Omar Narvaez on Oct. 22.
Nonito Donaire's WBO and WBA defense against Omar Narvaez will be his last bantamweight bout before pursuing a junior featherweight fight against WBC beltholder Toshiaki Nishioka.
Toshiaki Nishioka started slowly but took charge after the third round to defeat Rafael Marquez by a unanimous decision Saturday in Las Vegas on Fox Deportes.
Juan Manuel Lopez aims for an impressive win against Mike Oliver in front of the same Puerto Rican fans who witnessed his devastating knockout loss to Orlando Salido in April.
A match-up between junior featherweight titleholders Nonito Donaire and Toshiaki Nishioka would be a dream fight for fans -- and they probably don't even know it.
Toshiaki Nishioka's 15-bout winning streak covers seven years and six months heading into Saturday night's fight with Rafael Marquez.
Former BALCO founder calls Nonito Donaire 'the gatekeeper.'
Feeling as if he is poised for greatness, unbeaten featherweight Yuriorkis Gamboa says, 'I'm ready to go 126, 135 -- I'll fight anyone.'
Juan Manuel Marquez takes center stage in Manny Pacquiao's Philippines, and an introspective Oscar De La Hoya discusses Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Two-belt titleholder Nonito Donaire wants to defend his crowns against Omar Narvaez, and then pursue either the winner of Abner Mares-Agbeko II or seek challenges in the junior featherweight and featherweight divisions
Nonito Donaire will defend his WBC and WBO bantamweight belts against unbeaten WBO junior bantamweight titleholder Omar Narvaez on Oct. 22 in Carson, Calif.
Nonito Donaire could defend his WBO and WBC belts against unbeaten Omar Narvaez, who would make his bantamweight debut
By Michael Rosenthal Referee Russell Mora's poor performance on Saturday overshadowed a good performance by Abner Mares and stole any chance Joseph Agbeko had of holding onto his title belt.
If Nonito Donaire and Abner Mares fight, it's up to their respective networks HBO and Showtime to make it happen, said their promoters. Donaire's promoter Bob Arum says Mares should rematch with Joseph Agbeko first.
Arum: Donaire would fight the Mares-Agbeko II winner 'In a heartbeat'
Nonito Donaire-Abner Mares possible
Teon Kennedy's first loss cost the Philadelphia fighter some blood and an apparent opportunity to face two-belt bantamweight titleholder Nonito Donaire
Alejandro Lopez outboxed favored Teon Kennedy to win a one-sided unanimous decision Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J., the Philadelphia fighter's first loss
Nonito Donaire will fight in Carson, California on HBO
Mikey Garcia to fight on Nonito Donaire's card
Sergei Dzinziruk rematches Lukas Konecny, Austin Trout is looking for a fight, Kelly Pavlik discusses his team, and heavyweight prospect Seth Mitchell debuts on HBO
Nonito Donaire moved to Oct. 22 to avoid conflict with Lucian Bute's Nov. 5 date
By Doug Fischer Bantamweight titleholder Jospeh Agbeko is focused on the task at hand -- beating Abner Mares on Saturday on SHOWTIME -- but also dreams of being the pound-for-pound best.
A rematch between Orlando Salido and Juan Manuel Lopez is in the works, as is a January match up featuring IBF titleholder Tavoris Cloud and Jean Pascal
Nonito Donaire could fight on Oct. 22 on HBO and not Nov. 5
Nonito Donaire's Nov. 5 bout could take place in Reno or Las Vegas.
Mikey Garcia will fight on one of two big cards in November
Nonito Donaire will defend his bantamweight belts on Nov. 5.
Report: Nonito Donaire's wife claims he will be paid around $700,000 for each of three bouts per year.
Nonito Donaire assumed the top spot in the bantamweight rankings after his shocking second-round KO of Fernando Montiel. The budding star also advanced in the magazine's pound-for-pound ratings.
THE RING's bantamweight rankings may experience major shakeups with the showdowns between Fernando Montiel and Nonito Donaire on Feb. 19, and Joseph Agbeko and Abner Mares on April 23.
Fight fans bring up a variety of subjects, including Sergio Mora's identity, Nonito Donaire's RING rankings and Kelly Pavlik's comeback, during this slow period between major fights.