Nishioka Not Sure if He Plans To Continue His Career

By Ryan Burton caught up with former super bantamweight champion Toshiaki Nishioka (39-5-3, 24KOs) after his 9th round TKO loss to Nonito Donaire at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

The 36 year-old Japanese fighter had previously said that the only fight that motivated him was the Donaire showdown. Now that he has had that fight I asked him if he wanted to continue his career

"That's a good question. I really can't answer that. I'm going to have to really think about it after I rest," Nishioka told

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ddangerous on 10-15-2012

[QUOTE=PBP;12604936]He needs to retire. He didn't walk into the ring with the intention of winning the fight last night.[/QUOTE] I kind of agree with this. Nishioka just did not look hungry from the start. Plus, his team threw in the…

Comment by MJ223 on 10-15-2012

[B]I hope he goes out on a better note then that......[/B]

Comment by 4Corners on 10-15-2012

He should retire like Mosley should have after he lost to Floyd.

Comment by cuzzlo on 10-15-2012

How comes these guys like Montiel and Nishioka are supposed to be quality champions and opposition for Donaire and then when they fight him they are pondering retirement???

Comment by subhuman on 10-15-2012

Just retire. Did you see how fast his corner threw in the towel? They're too delicate with Nishioka. They already knew he's on his way out, no need to get hurt when you're about to retire.

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