"Get Ready To Rumble"
Donaire vs Nishioka, Rios vs Alvarado - October 13, 2012
by Val Soliman
We're in for some bloody title bouts this October. I love it when boxing fans scream whether they're sitting in the ring side or in front of their TV screens. Just by looking at the names on the card, you know it's gonna be an all-out action in the ring.
On October 13, Super Bantamweight King Nonito Donaire will defend his IBF & WBO Super Bantamweight titles against Japan's boxing Superstar Toshiaki Nishioka. The vacant Ring & WBC Diamond Super Bantamweight titles are also on the line. The fight will be held in Home Depot Center, Carson, California, United States and will be covered by HBO.
Donaire (29–1–0, 18 KO's), a 4-division world champion/Ring Magazine's Top 5 pound for pound fighter is coming off a unanimous decision victory over South Africa's Jeffrey Mathebula. The bout was for the WBO/IBF Super Bantamweight Unification. Nonito is currently having a long winning streak - still undefeated since 2001.
Nishioka (39-4-3, 24 KO's), also have along winning streak, he is undefeated since 2004 and holds victories over former Mexican champions like Jhonny González and Rafael Marquez (younger brother of Juan Manuel Marquez). Nishioka has the speed and power, he got good KO percentage. I think Nonito will get a doze of his own medicine. They both have good boxing skills and ring experience. This will be an exciting fight.
In the undercard, both undefeated brawlers Brandon "Bambam" Rios (30-0-1, 22 KO's) and Mike "Mile High" Alvarado (33-0-0, 23 KO's) will risk their "0's". These two fighters both enter the ring like gladiators, they come to fight. "Hit me and I will hit you more and harder". Pressure fighters like Rios and Alvarado takes damage to inflict it. They really don't like dancing and if you do, they're going to chase you all night. I can recall the fight between Mike Jones and Randall Bailey (who now owns the IBF Welterweight belt), Jones displayed his boxing skills in the almost the entire fight but he got caught with a very powerful uppercut in the later rounds and that gave an amazing victory where Bailey was crying in the post fight interview.
The other terrific fight I saw was the Alvarado vs Prescott fight. Alvarado weathered Prescott's onslaught, it was a bloody and toe-to-toe battle and in the end Alvarado launched a vicious punch that ended the fight via knockout. Knowing Brandon Rios, he doesn't care if the opponent can hit him, all he cares is to hurt the other guy more. Alvarado will keep coming and we can expect war. I'm not sure who will win in this fight... only thing I'm sure that we are in for a slug fest and a bloody fight so get ready to rumble.