Ava Knight: Can Mexican Killer Slay Another Tonight?

Saturday, October 13, 2012

San Francisco, CAHome Depot Center, Carson, CA– (HBO) Nonito Donaire (29-1, 18 KOs) vs. Toshiaki Nishioka (39-4-3, 24 KOs) (WBO/IBF 122 lb. titles) Odds/Predictions: Donaire 14-5. Japanese fghter can fight, Filipino fighter can punch. Going with puncher Donaire. Dropping $1,400 to win $500.

Brandon Rios (30-0-1, 22 KOs) vs. Mike Alvarado (33-0, 23 KOs) Odds/Predictions: Rios 7-5. Hoping Alvarado stomps on Brandon!

Mexico City, MXAva Knight (9-1-3, 5 KOs) vs. Marianna Juarez (35-5-3, 16 KOs) (IBF/WBC 112 lb. titles) Juarez 8-5. Location, location, location. Still, I will go with my girl Ava until she loses!

Echo Arena, Liverpool, England David Price (13-0, 11 KOs) vs. Audley Harrison (28-5, 21 KOs) Odds/Predictions: 6’8 Price is not just big. Audley came in light and will go out horizontal!
Adil Anwar (17-1, 7 KOs) vs. Dale Miles (13-1, 10 KOs) Odds/Predictions: Looks close on paper!

Pedro Fernandez


  • Anytime Rios fights on pay-per screw im droppin my dime to watch, id rather watch him fight than Floyd Mayweather

  • I didn’t like the Alvarez-Rios ending (a bit too quick for my tastes, given the competitivenesss of the fight), but that was a definitely FOTY candidate. Reminded me of an A-league Emmanual Burton-Mickey Ward.

  • I’m ashamed to say I havent done my homeork on Nishioka, I’ve bben to busy & run down, plus my laptop is going through forced shutdowns when playing video lately.

    From the couple of fights I’ve seen he’s competent and fit enough to deserve this fight, in a multi-titlist universe he’s not out of place holding one, but I don;t know if he’s special enough to beat Donaire, who is on a roll and has dealt with better competiton consistently (even if some styles and sizes of opponent were tailor made, you certainly cant say that about the last couple of fights.

    For what it’s worth I thought Nishioka looked strongerat the weigh, while Donaire himself looked more toned than his last couple of outings. I’ll go with Donaire by stoppage sometim in the second half of the bout.

    A year and ahlf ago I would have gone with Rios over Alvarado. But some of the old doubts about Rio’s desire and commitment may be resurfacing. I’ve been feeling an Alvarado win based on where they are right now. I didn’t particularly like the vibe from his eyes and body language at the press conference, but I think I’ll stick with the Alvarado pick, by close, workmanlike decision.

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