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Nishioka To Be Ringside, Plans To Challenge Donaire

By Dennis "dSource" Guillermo

My sources have confirmed to me that WBC super bantamweight champion Toshiaki Nishioka will be attending WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire, Jr.'s title unification bout against Jeffrey Mathebula this Saturday, July 7, at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.

In fact, Nishioka left Japan on Tuesday en route to Mexico to receive his WBC Emeritus Champion belt. Nishioka will be arriving in Los Angeles Thursday evening, and will be staying in the same hotel as as Donaire. Nishioka expects Donaire to win and plans on calling him out to fight him face to face at some point after the fight.

"I believe in the fight with me and Donaire will happen this year, so I will be watching and studying Donaire’s fight very closely at ringside," Donaire told BOXING MOBILE JAPAN in an interview. "Yes, I expect him to win the fight on Saturday, then right after the fight or at the post presscon or in the dressing room, I will congratulate him and tell him to fight me next," he added.

Barring an upset or a major injury, a showdown with Nishioka looks very promising for Donaire to close out the year. Donaire is very open to fighting the long-tenured Japanese champion, and believes that it can be made.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jpboxingfan on 07-05-2012

Nishioka said that he needed six-month rest after last October's fight against Marquez. So Nishioka side(TEIKEN) negotiated with Top Rank for months to fight Donaire. Nishioka said in his blog that TEIKEN and Top Rank had agreed in May, just…

Comment by D4thincarnation on 07-05-2012

The no1 and 2 going head to head is always great news for boxing. Rigo needs to step up his game and land a big fight, plenty of them out there.

Comment by EdMon917 on 07-05-2012

[QUOTE=Carlos Alberto;12305014]Tell your sources that although Noshioka is the best super-bantamweight in the world, he is not the WBC super-bantamweight champion!!! You're clearly contradicting yourself by saying he's the emiritus champion! Journalism at its finest!!![/QUOTE] It's D-Source baby! "Ya'll the…

Comment by Carlos Alberto on 07-05-2012

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;12304632]My sources have confirmed to me that WBC super bantamweight champion Toshiaki Nishioka will be attending WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire, Jr.'s title unification bout against Jeffrey Mathebula this Saturday, July 7, at the Home Depot Center in Carson,…

Comment by EdMon917 on 07-05-2012

[QUOTE=Cubanborn87;12305003]it would be great nikoshia vs donaire and marez vs rigondeaux and then winners fight. But this is boxing come on of course it wont happen[/QUOTE] Yeah no way Golden Boy does that fight. I just hope they fight someone…

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