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DONAIRE DOMINATES RELUCTANT NISHIOKA, DROPPING HIM TWICE EN ROUTE TO 9TH ROUND TKO

By Ben Thompson | October 13, 2012
DONAIRE DOMINATES RELUCTANT NISHIOKA, DROPPING HIM TWICE EN ROUTE TO 9TH ROUND TKO

Althought it was a relatively uneventful affair, Nonito Donaire was still able to score a dominant victory, dropping former champion Toshiaki Nishioka two times en route to a TKO at 1:54 of round 9. Despite the fact that his dance partner was reluctant to throw any punches, Donaire stuck to his game plan and patiently waited for his opportunity to land his power punches. Relive all the action in FightHype's round-by-round coverage.

PREFIGHT
Nishioka comes out first. He looks focused...no expression on his face at all. Donaire comes out next. He looks like he has a chip on his shoulder and is ready to fight.

ROUND 1
Donaire fires a quick right to the body. Another right down the pipe lands for Donaire. Nishioka not throwing anything right now. Left to the body followed by a jab lands for Nishioka. Both guys very cautious so far. Right hand lands for Donaire. Nishioka shrugs it off. Nishioka not throwing anything really. Quick right lands for Donaire. Round to Donaire.

Donaire 10 Nishioka 9

ROUND 2
Quick uppercut lands for Donaire. Right to the body lands for Donaire. Another uppercut lands for Donaire. Nishioka just covering up. Two jabs land for Nishioka. Right hand down the pipe lands for Donaire. Uppercut lands for Donaire. Jab lands for Nishioka. Some boos from the crowd. Round to Donaire.

Donaire 20 Nishioka 18

ROUND 3
Right hand lands for Donaire. Now a right to the body lands for Donaire. Right down the middle lands for Donaire again. Nishioka just not doing anything. Left to the body lands for Nishioka, but Donaire digs his own shot to the body. Right hand lands for Donaire. Round to Donaire.

Donaire 30 Nishioka 27

ROUND 4
Right to the body lands for Donaire. Nishioka just covering up. More boos from the crowd. Right hand lands for Donaire. Right to the body lands for Donaire. The referee instructs both fighters to box. LOL. This is kind of comical. Quick combination from Donaire, but the puches missed. Right hand lands for Donaire. Another right lands for Donaire. Round to Donaire. More boos from the crowd.

Donaire 40 Nishioka 36

ROUND 5
Quick combination from Donaire. They trade shots to the body. More boos from the crowd. Right hand to the body lands for Donaire. Another right to the body lands for Donaire. A rare jab lands for Nishioka. Now a jab lands for Donaire. A couple more rights land for Donaire. Round to Donaire. More boos from the crowd.

Donaire 50 Nishioka 45

ROUND 6
Right to the body lands for Donaire. Uppercut lands for Donaire. Another rare jab gets in for Nishioka. Left hook lands for Nishioka. Uppercut lands for Donaire. Right hand lands for Donaire. Another right and a left lands for Donaire. Uppercut followed by a right lands for Donaire. HARD uppercut lands for Donaire and Nishioka is down. He takes the count. Donaire lands another uppercut. Nishioka lands a left. Two more uppercuts land for Donaire. Nishioka lands a left. Donaire lands a left. Round to Donaire.

Donaire 60 Nishioka 53

ROUND 7
Right hand ladns for Donaire. Nishioka gets in a left to the body. They trade shots to the body. Right hand lands for Donaire. Nishioka lands a left. Right to the body lands for Donaire. Jab lands for Nishioka. Another. They trade jabs. Round to Donaire.

Donaire 70 Nishioka 62

ROUND 8
Donaire flicking his jab. Right to the body lands for Donaire. Nishioka keeping that guard up. Jab lands for Nishioka. Uppercut lands for Donaire. Counter right lands for Donaire. Left hand gets in for Nishioka. 1-2 lands for Nishioka. Hard left hand lands for Nishioka. Jab lands for Noshioka. Donaire lands an uppercut. Another left lands for Nishioka. First decent round for Nishioka.

Donaire 79 Nishioka 72

ROUND 9
Nishioka lands a couple of jabs. Right down the middle lands for Donaire. Uppercut lands for Donaire. Nishioka lands a couple of shots. HARD counter right lands for Donaire and Nishioka is down. He's up and takes the count. Donaire jumps in to land a quick shot and that's it. Nishioka's corner jumps up and stops the fight.

DONAIRE TKO9

COMPUBOX
Donaire total punches: 134/485
Nishioka total punches: 49/199

Donaire power punches: 111/246
Nishioka power punches: 26/87

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