One of the best pound for pound fighters in the world, Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire will face former world champion Toshiaki Nishioka at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California on October 13.
This bout will be promoted by Top Rank in association with Teiken Promotion and broadcast live by HBO. The bout was officially announced at a press conference at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles on Monday.
Speaking to the Media about facing the former undefeated WBC super bantamweight champ Donaire said: "To me, Nishioka is the best. If you want to be the best, you’ve got to face the best, and try to make the big fights happen. “ can guarantee you that with the speed king and the Filipino flash not only will speed be there also power with my left hook and straight right hand.”
To his credit and bearing in mind that most boxers today plan the easiest route to a title, Donaire insists he wants to face the very best to test his boxing skills.
"If you’re a fighter, then to me, you have to find the fighters who can challenge you and who will put you at risk. You put yourself at risk of losing, at risk of getting hurt, at risk of losing your life. That’s all part of boxing, and that’s all part of challenging yourself," said Donaire.
August 27, 2012