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 Last update:  11/13/2012       Read more by Boxing Clever         
   
Toshiaki Nishioka Officially Announces His Retirement
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Tokyo – Japan's former World Boxing Council super bantamweight champion Toshiaki Nishioka announced his retirement Tuesday, a month after losing a world title bout to Nonito Donaire of the Philippines.

“I have done what I should do. I am fully satisfied with my boxing career,” the 36-year-old left-handed fighter told a news conference in Tokyo. “I have experienced excitement many times through 18 years as a pro boxer.”

Nishioka, nicknamed “Speed King” for his fast-paced fighting style and dreaded for his devastating straight left, made his professional debut in 1994 and became WBC super bantamweight champion in 2008.

After defending his crown for the seventh time with a 3-0

decision over Mexican Rafael Marquez last December in Las Vegas, he was named the so-called “emeritus champion” of the WBC division on March 15, leaving the regular title vacant.

The crown was taken over by Mexico's Abner Mares on April 21

when he beat Puerto Rican Eric Morel in El Paso, Texas, in a title bout.

In a world super bantamweight title unification fight in Carson, California, on October 13, IBF and WBO champion Donaire stopped Nishioka in the ninth round, flooring him twice and handing him his first defeat in eight years.

“I am confident of becoming champion again if I fight boxers other than Donaire,” said Nishioka.

“But I cannot think of any better fight than the one I had with him.”

He has a professional record of 39 wins, 24 of them by knockout, five losses and three draws.

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comment by Japanese Boxing, on 11-15-2012
[QUOTE=Elotero]it says a lot about the #1 guy in the division when he finally leaves his home country to fight in the US and completely no shows :rofl:[/QUOTE] Eh... It had more to do with this being his last pay day than being his last fight imo. He wanted to show up, knew he would have a har...

comment by Rockim', on 11-15-2012
[QUOTE=komandante]Nishioka is one of my favorite fighters. A true warrior and a gentleman, I give salute to his retirement you'll be missed. :boxing:[/QUOTE] you seen all of his fights on bluray?:headbang:

comment by MJ223, on 11-15-2012
Enjoy champ.......

comment by Spray_resistant, on 11-14-2012
[QUOTE=Light_Speed]He was a good champion, his KO of Johnny Gonzalez was awesome and even though he was gunshy in the early rounds, he eventually tried to beat Donaire and went out on his shield. Enjoy your retirement champ.[/QUOTE] Yeah, he was trying to fight smart find an opening and figure...

comment by littlemac, on 11-14-2012
Like it has been mentioned before. Nishioka was already retired before the Donaire fight!!

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