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Donaire Jr, Nishioka weigh-in for Sunday’s fight

/ 11:00 AM October 13, 2012

POUND FOR POUND. (L-R) Toshioka Nishioka and Nonito Donaire pose during the weigh-in at Manhattan Beach Marriott Hotel on Oct. 12, 2012 in Manhattan Beach, California. Nishioka and Donaire weighed in at 121.8 pounds and 121.6 pounds respectively. AFP

MANILA, Philippines — Nonito Donaire Jr. had no problem making the weight in the routine weighi-in Friday (Saturday Morning in Manila) for his bout against Toshiaki Nishioka in California.

Donaire (29-1, 18 KOs) tipped in the scales at 121.6 pounds, just a hair lighter than Nishioka (39-4-3, 24 KOs), who came in at 121.8.

The “Filipino Flash” stakes his WBO/IBA superbantamweight crowns against Japan’s Nishioka (Sunday in Manila) before an expected packed crowd at the Home Depot Center in Carson.

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Meanwhile, Brandon “Bambam” Rios came in at 140 pounds while “Mile High” Mike Alvardo registered a weight of 139.8 in the weigh-in of the co-feature bout.

Both undefeated, Rios and Alvarado clash for the vacant WBO Latino light welterweight and WBO light welterweight titles on Saturday as a prelude to Donaire-Nishioka fight.

TAGS: Boxing, Nonito Donaire Jr, Sports, Toshiaki Nishioka
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