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  1. Romero ready to seize moment

    Dan Rafael

    Last July, Nonito Donaire cruised past Jeffrey Mathebula to unify two of the junior featherweight world titles. However, before Donaire's next fight, an October bout against former titleholder Toshiaki Nishioka, Donaire vacated the belt he won agains...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  2. Japanese boxer Toshiaki Nishioka hangs up his gloves

    Dan Rafael

    Former junior featherweight titlist Toshiaki Nishioka of Japan, one of the finest Asian fighters of this era, announced his retirement at a news conference in Tokyo on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2012
  3. Nonito Donaire to defend title against Jorge Arce in Houston on D...

    Dan Rafael

    Nonito Donaire to defend title against Jorge Arce on Dec. 15

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2012
  4. IBF to fill Donaire's vacated title

    Dan Rafael

    Hours before junior featherweight titlist Nonito Donaire defeated Toshiaki Nishioka by ninth-round knockout last Saturday night at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., he vacated his IBF version of the 122-pound title. Donaire, who did defend ...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  5. Nonito Donaire proves he merits pound-for-pound status in win ove...

    Dan Rafael

    Despite routinely beating top competition in multiple divisions, Nonito Donaire is criticized for not winning handily enough. Saturday's strong finish of Toshiaki Nishioka should nip the nitpicking in the bud.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2012
  6. Nonito Donaire dominates tentative Toshiaki Nishioka for ninth-ro...

    Dan Rafael

    Nonito Donaire was supposed to get his sternest test from Toshiaki Nishioka on Saturday, but mostly the challenger just tested the 122-pound champ's patience before Donaire closed the show with a ninth-round TKO.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2012
  7. Nonito Donaire relinquishes one of his two title belts before bou...

    Dan Rafael

    Nonito Donaire relinquished one of his two junior featherweight world titles on Saturday morning, hours before he was to defend both against former titlist Toshiaki Nishioka at the Home Depot Center in Carson in the HBO "Boxing After Dark" main event.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2012
  8. Purses for Donaire-Nishioka card

    Dan Rafael

    MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. -- Here are the purses, according to the California State Athletic Commission, for the four fighters on the Nonito Donaire-Toshiaki Nishioka card Saturday night (HBO, 10 ET/PT) at the Home Depot Center in Carson: •&nb...

    Blog | October 13, 2012
  9. Nonito Donaire, Toshiaki Nishioka finally find each other

    Dan Rafael

    For some time now, Nonito Donaire and Toshiaki Nishioka have been sizing each other up for Saturday's superfight -- one that both fighters know will test the outer limits of their skills.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2012
  10. "Other" Donaire still plugging away

    Dan Rafael

    Unified junior featherweight titlist Nonito Donaire is one of the pound-for-pound stars of boxing and now a regular on HBO, making high six-figure purses. His next fight headlines an Oct. 13 HBO card against former titlist Toshiaki Nishioka. But t...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  11. Arce turned down Donaire for this?

    Dan Rafael

    If you listen to the folks at Top Rank and on Nonito Donaire's team, Jorge Arce priced himself out of challenging for Donaire's junior featherweight belts on HBO on Oct. 13. Although Arce most likely could have enjoyed a career payday in mid-six f...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  12. Donaire-Nishioka ticket info

    Dan Rafael

    Since the moment Top Rank announced a terrific Oct. 13 doubleheader at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., last week, I have been inundated with people tweeting and asking for ticket information. The Fight Freaks' wish is my command. Tickets...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  13. Oct. 13 card could blow the roof off

    Dan Rafael

    It's one thing to hear about a great card in the works. Happens all the time. But often disappointment follows because one fight or another isn't finalized, for whatever reason. So for the past couple weeks, when I was hearing a lot of discussion ...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  14. Nonito Donaire-Toshiaki Nishioka bout set for big Oct. 13 card

    Dan Rafael

    Unified junior featherweight titlist Nonito Donaire, one of boxing's top pound-for-pound fighters, will meet former titlist Toshiaki Nishioka and junior welterweight contender Mike Alvarado will face former lightweight titlist Brandon Rios on Oct. 13.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  15. Donaire-Arce could be sidetracked

    Dan Rafael

    Maybe Jorge Arce will fight Nonito Donaire in the fall and maybe he won't. But whatever the Mexican star decides to do, it no longer will include his possessing a bantamweight belt. Arce (60-6-2, 46 KOs) has given up his 118-pound title. He had cl...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  16. Nonito Donaire's big-fight agenda begins now

    Dan Rafael

    Nonito Donaire has bulked up and is taking on all comers at 122 pounds -- Jeffrey Mathebula's turn comes Saturday -- in the next step of his Pacquiao-styled master plan.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2012