Donaire, Valdez, Shiming highlight Pacquiao-Vargas undercard
- Updated: September 26, 2016
Top Rank is assembling a strong undercard for the pay-per-view showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Jessie Vargas.
Nonito Donaire will defend his WBO super bantamweight title against Jessie Magdaleno.
After getting stopped by Nicholas Walters in 2014, Donaire (37-3, 24 KO) seems to be going through a career resurgence. The 33-year-old Filipino-American is on a four-fight win streak. He scored a 3rd round TKO over Zsolt Bedak in April.
Magdaleno (23-0, 17 KO) will be taking a big step up in competition. His last two fights have ended with impressive knockouts, including a seventh round knockout of Rey Vargas back in February.
Oscar Valdez will make the first defense of his WBO featherweight title against Hiroshige Osawa.
Valdez (21-0, 18 KO) captured the title and looked spectacular doing it when he knocked out Matias Rueda in July. Osawa (30-3-4, 19 KO) is on an eight-fight win streak and will be fighting in the United States for the first time in his career.
Zou Shiming (8-1, 2 KO) will also be on the pay-per-view card in a rematch against Prasitsak Papoem (39-1-2, 24 KO.) Shiming won a unanimous decision in their first meeting back in 2014.