Former WBC champion Toshiaki Nishioka has called time on his career

Last Updated: 22/11/12 6:03pm

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Former WBC super-bantamweight champion Toshiaki Nishioka has called time on his career.

Nishioka held the title for more than four years before being pounded into submission by Nonito Donaire last month, eventually being counted out in the ninth round.

It was the 36-year-old's first defeat since 2004, when he finally left the bantamweight division behind him after two draws and two losses to Veeraphol Sahaprom.

But his quality was there for all to see when he out-fought Leicester's Rendall Munroe in his fifth title defence two years ago.

"To be honest, I feel I can still become world champion against anybody except for Nonito Donaire," he said.

"There is no more motivation and emotional satisfaction I will receive by fighting anybody other than the last fight."

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