CompuBox Analysis: Donaire vs. Nishioka

by CompuBox

Few fighters have walked the gauntlet Nonito Donaire has over the past two years. In that time he crushed current flyweight titlist Hernan Marquez in eight rounds, then blasted former bantamweight titlist Wladimir Sidorenko in four, crushed two-belt titleholder Fernando Montiel in two and scored decisive decisions over Omar Narvaez and Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (a split decision that should have been unanimous) and Jeffrey Mathebula (a unanimous decision that should have been split).

For "The Filipino Flash" there is no rest for the weary, for just three months after the demanding battle with Mathebula he is tackling who many consider the best 122-pounder in the world, longtime WBC titlist Toshiaki Nishioka, who at 36 is riding an eight-year, 16-fight winning streak. Additionally, Nishioka is coming off an eye-opening decision victory over Rafael Marquez, an impressive performance that also took place 11 long months ago.

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