Nonito Donaire and Brandon Rios Both Win by KO Here at Home Depot Center

King JSenior Writer IOctober 12, 2012

Saturday night will have one of the most meaningful fights in the sport of boxing with the main event of IBF/WBO Super Bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire vs former WBC Super Bantamweight Toshiaki Nishioka taking place at the Home Depot Center in Carson Calif.

Many media publications view Nishioka as the number one super bantamweight in the world, beating top elite champions such as Rafael Marquez and even Jhonny Gonzalez by an early knock out.

Donaire is one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world and has been pressured into being one of the next big stars of boxing. 

Nonito is also the first and only fighter to undergo year round VADA drug testing, with the hopes of setting the example for all other fighters, and to take a stand to clean up the sport of boxing once and for all.

So far both Donaire and Nishioka have appeared respectful and decent of one another—but at the same time confident in their own victory.

In the co-main event is the highly hyped 140lbs undefeated war of Mike Alvarado vs Brandon Rios. In what many are saying will be the most exciting, all action fight we will see in several years.


On Friday's weigh-in all main event fighters make weight on their first try.

Donaire weighs in at 121.6lbs vs Nishioka weighs in at 121.8lbs.

Both seem respectful of one another with even smiles and Nishioka putting on a towel right away to stay warm during the stare down.

Alvarado weighs in 139.8lbs vs Rios weighs in at 140lbs at the limit.

Rios is used to having bad blood and tension during his weigh-in stare downs, but not this time he and Alvarado were both respectful and smiling the whole time?

Out of the these two Alvarado looks fit and cut, where Rios still looks drained as if he starved himself again?

The weigh-in crowd were all excited and cheering for their favorites.

The Home Depot Center should be on fire tomorrow night.


Fight fans, check back here to this live blog as I will be updating it from the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

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