Donaire-Nishioka, Rios-Alvarado Tickets Expected To Fly

By Keith Idec

Fight fans from Southern California and within close proximity typically don’t need to pounce on tickets for fights at Home Depot Center in Carson.

The venue often is half-empty or partially filled with people who’ve attained discounted or free tickets. It is highly unlikely that’ll be the case Oct. 13, the night HBO will broadcast one of the best “Boxing After Dark” doubleheaders in the network’s recent history.

Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. PDT for the card that’ll feature bouts between Nonito Donaire and Toshiaki Nishioka and Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios.

Tickets are priced at $150, $75 and $35, and can be bought online at, by phone (888-929-7849) or at the Home Depot Center Box Office (Monday-Friday; from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. PDT).

Suites for the card are available as well (877-604-8777). Customers can get discounts on tickets for groups of 10 or more by calling 877-234-8425, or by visiting

Donaire (29-1, 18 KOs), of San Leandro, Calif., will face his stiffest test at 122 pounds against Japan’s Nishioka (39-4-3, 24 KOs). Their 12-round fight will be contested for Donaire’s IBF and WBO super bantamweight championships.

Alvarado (33-0, 23 KOs), of Thornton, Colo., and Rios (30-0-1, 22 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., will square off in a 10-round, non-title fight. Their surefire junior welterweight war quickly became one of the most anticipated fights of 2012 when it was officially announced last week.

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by spoonwars on 08-17-2012

[QUOTE=mezoomozaa;12432647]Rigondeaux is the best fighter in the world today , deal with it[/QUOTE] I read this a lot and get red k for saying otherwise, but you just have to admit Rigo ain't proving sh*t yet. Tomato cans all day,…

Comment by Swazye510 on 08-17-2012

[QUOTE=mezoomozaa;12432647]Rigondeaux is the best fighter in the world today , deal with it[/QUOTE] LOL... just no I give props for commenting, seems that most be most avoided thread by cubans

Comment by mezoomozaa on 08-17-2012

[QUOTE=Swazye510;12431052]Good For Donaire, working your way up, instead of that overrated cuban amateur guy... whats his name? the guy who fight bums after bums.[/QUOTE] Rigondeaux is the best fighter in the world today , deal with it

Comment by Catrin on 08-17-2012

Just got bak from box office! They are goin fast! I was luky enough to get me ringside 5row not bad. Thanks señores rios & alavarado for the glimpse of what boxing used to be... Chingones vs chingones! Lookin forward…

Comment by ddangerous on 08-17-2012

Ah, this card. :luvbed:

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