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Donaire stops Nishioka; Rios rocks Alvarado

Updated: October 14, 2012, 12:32 AM ET
Associated Press

CARSON, Calif. -- Nonito Donaire knew he had nearly an impossible act to follow. Right before he took the ring, Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado brawled through arguably the most sensational fight of the year.

Donaire did his best to provide his own thrills, and he eventually finished off another tough opponent on an impressive list.

Donaire stopped Toshiaki Nishioka at 1:54 of the ninth round Saturday night, defending his WBO 122-pound title with a dominant performance in his 29th ...

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