LOS ANGELES – Toshiaki Nishioka said Thursday that after a year without a fight, he is ready to rumble with Nonito Donaire this weekend in their super bantamweight title unification fight.
“I don’t care if it’s by decision or by knockout,” Nishioka, the left-handed WBC champion said at a prefight news conference. “I’m going to win.”
“I’ve been able to study him more (because of my layoff). I’m more motivated. I’m even enjoying this more. I’m going to concentrate and execute my plan and never let up for even an instant.”
Filipino Donaire, the WBO champion, revealed that he had injured his left index finger playing basketball but that he would be in perfect fighting trim on Saturday.