The event from The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. will be headlined by a super bantamweight unification bout between Nonito Donaire (29-1) and Toshiaki Nishioka (39-4-3). The co-feature pits former lightweight champion Brandon Rios (30-0-1) against Mike Alvarado (33-0).
Full press release below:
CARSON, CALIF. (August 13, 2012) – The Super Powers of the junior featherweight and the junior welterweight divisions will do more than flex their muscles when they battle for supremacy, mano a mano, in a sensational night of championship boxing. Top-Five pound for pound fighter and four-division world champion NONITO “Filipino Flash” DONAIRE (29-1, 18 KOs), a native of General Santos City, Philippines, now living in the Bay Area of San Leandro, Calif., will risk his junior featherweight world title against fellow super bantamweight champion TOSHIAKI NISHIOKA (39-4-3, 24 KOs), of Hyogo, Japan.
And in the second main event, former world lightweight champion BRANDON “Bam Bam” RIOS (30-0-1, 21 KOs), from Oxnard, Calif., will take on No. 1 contender “Mile High” MIKE ALVARADO (33-0, 23 KOs) of Denver, where undefeated records and world rankings will be at risk. Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Teiken Promotions, the Donaire vs. Nishioka / Rios-Alvarado championship doubleheader will take place Saturday, October 13 under the stars at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Both fights will be televised Live on HBO Boxing After Dark, beginning at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast.)
These four gladiators boast a combined record of 131-5-4 (86 KOs) — a winning percentage of 94% with 2/3 of those victories coming by way of knockout.
Tickets for The Home Depot Center’s Donaire-Nishioka / Rios-Alvarado championship fight card go on sale This Thursday! August 16, at 10 a.m. PT. Priced at $150, $75 and $35, tickets can be purchased online at AXS.com or by phone at 888-929-7849 as well as The Home Depot Center Box Office (open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Suites are available by calling 1-877-604-8777. For discounts on groups of 10 or more, call 1-877-234-8425 or visit www.aegtickets.com.
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