Donaire dominates tentative Nishioka

Junior featherweight champ shows patience in taking apart venerable foe

Updated: October 14, 2012, 1:52 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

CARSON, Calif. -- Nonito Donaire was in what amounted to a no-win situation, even if he scored an official victory.

Before Donaire's junior featherweight title defense against former titleholder Toshiaki Nishioka, junior welterweights Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado waged perhaps the fight of the year, a vicious brawl that ended in Rios winning on a seventh-round knockout that had the Home Depot Center crowd of 7,665 in a frenzy.

So when Donaire and Nishioka took to the ring ...

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