Nonito announced his wish to vacate the IBF belt on the official weigh-in the day before the fight. The reason; if he beats Nishioka, he must to defend IBF title in 2012, respectively in a time of two-in-a half month, which is unsustainable, of course. If Donaire refuse to defend his belt in these terms, he must to pay 40 thousand dollars sanction fees. That's why Donaire decides better to vacate the belt and save his money! The fight itself was little less exiting as expected, 36-years-old Japanese was too defensive and couldn't follow to Nonito's speed. Donaire throws lightning-fast combinations, the most of which goes to the Nishioka's defence, but it is enough for the judges. In 6-th, after Donaire's left uppercut, Nishioka are on the floor, but he is more out of balance than hurt, the fight continue. In the 9-th Toshiaki starts to get more busy, he attacks, but got outride. Donaire's straight right lands to the Japanese jaw, Nishioka is knocked-down and this time its for real. After the eight-count Nonito managed just one left uppercut, and fight is stopped by TKO. Nonito Donaire now has 30(19 KO)-1, but Toshiaki Nishioka- 39(24 KO)-5(2 KO)-3. Maybe, it is the right time for Nonito to fight against WBA champ, Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux!?
As expected, the fight for the light-welter WBO Latino belt, between two Americans, Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado, was really effective. During the all fight both fighters not a single time touched the ropes, whole fight took a place in the center of the ring in the hard banging on close distance. Alvarado, 32, was more precise at the beginning rounds, after the 6-th the scorecards are even. But Rios' persistency is payed back. In the 7-th, he reached Alvarado with the big right hook and goes into the fast combination, but referee stops the fight even without a count, Mike is too wobbly on his feet. One more TKO! Brandon Rios still unbeaten- 31(23 KO)-0-1, Mike Alvarado suffers his first loss- 33(23 KO)-1(1 KO).