“It is Donaire’s third appearance in the open air of StubHub Center, but also a first of sorts. Promoter Top Rank—which saw a favorable resemblance to another Filipino fighter in Donaire’s explosiveness—gave Donaire top billing in his prior two appearances in Carson. But not this time. No, Gennady Golovkin headlines the HBO broadcast against the only Mexican fighter televised on a card nevertheless purposefully titled “Mexican Style.” If Donaire, 33-2 (21), seeks consolation for his demotion, he should look to the 9,000 strong in the sold out stands, to the aficionados among them who appreciate the jolt of competitiveness Donaire-Walters brings to an event that feels very much like a feverish yet foregone conclusion.”
Read Power Surge: Nonito Donaire-Nicholas Walters Preview on The Cruelest Sport.