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– Former WWE Superstar Batista was in attendance for the Vic Darchinyan vs. Nonito Donaire HBO boxing fight at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Batista was spotted holding the flag in Donaire’s corner as they are both of Philippian descent. Donaire wound up winning the fight via TKO in the ninth round.
– WWE Hall Of Famer Edge put over this week’s edition of WWE SmackDown on his official Twitter account. Edge tweeted the following:
Great #SmackDown now my favorite episode yet of #Haven #DiscoverHaven
— Adam (Edge) Copeland (@EdgeRatedR) November 9, 2013
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Last night in Corpus Christi, Texas, Mikey Garcia, Nonito Donaire and Demetrius Andrade all scored big wins, and important ones for their futures. Garcia broke down defending titleholder Roman Martinez, Donaire survived some tough moments to take out Vic Darchinyan for a second time, and Andrade broke out with his biggest win, and first title victory, over Vanes Martirosyan.
Tonight in Corpus Christi, Texas, an exciting HBO tripleheader took place, headlined by Roman Martinez vs. Mikey Garcia, and showcasing Nonito Donaire vs. Vic Darchinyan II and Vanes Martirosyan vs. Demetrius Andrade.
So how did all three of the fights play out? Read on for our coverage of the Andrade vs. Martirosyan, Donaire vs. Darchinyan II and Martinez vs. Garcia results.
Mikey Garcia tasted the canvas Saturday night on HBO. So did Demetrius Andrade. And Nonito Donaire was losing his rematch with Vic Darchinyan through eight rounds. But all three gathered themselves for wins that meant something, yet also demonstrated the limitations of each man.
MIKEY GARCIA-ROCKY MARTINEZ
After a nothing 1st, Martinez found a right hand counter that dropped...
The official weigh-ins were held this afternoon in Corpus Christi, Texas, for Saturday night's HBO tripleheader with Roman Martinez vs. Mikey Garcia, Nonito Donaire vs. Vic Darchinyan II and Demetrius Andrade vs. Vanes Martirosyan.
Right here, we have the full weigh-in results, with the official fighter weights, photos from the weigh-ins, and more.
Martinez vs. Garcia...
The final press conference for Saturday's HBO tripleheader was held on Thursday in Corpus Christi, Texas, with all six of the main fighters in attendance. The event is headlined by Roman "Rocky" Martinez vs. Mikey Garcia, and features Nonito Donaire vs. Vic Darchinyan II, and Demetrius Andrade vs. Vanes Martirosyan in a clash of unbeaten former USA Olympians.
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - Mikey Garcia retained his undefeated record and became the new WBO junior lightweight champion defeating Rocky Martinez by eighth round KO Saturday night in Corpus Christi. Fighting for the first time in his new, heavier weight class, Garcia entered the ring ready to gain a new title after losing his previous title for not making weight in the fight against...
Part of being a great boxer is overcoming adversity.
There were good examples of that on HBO Boxing After Dark card in Texas last night. Nonito Donaire did not look sharp at all coming off his 1st loss in over 12 years.
Vic Darchinyan was beating him to the punch and the scorecards, when Donaire reached down deep in the 9th round and pulled out a TKO win.
We won’t know if this...
Robert Garcia had a busy night with two of his prestigious fighters headlining a Top Rank national HBO broadcast event in Corpus Christi. Robert Garcia’s brother Mikey Garcia took on Roman Martinez, while Nonito Donaire had a re-match with Vic Darchinyan. Both Garcia trained boxers started the night similar with late starts and knockout victories. […]
Full weights from Texas:
Rocky Martinez: 129.75 lbs.
Mikey Garcia: 128.75 lbs.Nonito Donaire: 125.25 lbs.
Vic Darchinyan: 125.75 lbs.
Vanes Martirosyan: 153.75 lbs.
Demetrius Andrade: 153.75 lbs.
Sometimes more is better. That's what Showtime has been thinking this year with multi-fight cards where the individual bouts are of questionable entertainment value, and that's what HBO seems to be thinking about this Saturday with its tripleheader. The junior middleweight clash between Vanes Martirosyan and Demetrius Andrade is unlikely to produce anything like enjoyable...
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - Today, the participants of the Triple Header in Texas weigh-in live. Watch junior middleweights Demetrius Andrade and Vanes Martirosyan weigh-in for their WBO junior middleweight title bout, Nonito Donaire and Vic Darchinyan weigh-in for their long awaited rematch and capped off by Rocky Martinez and Mikey Garcia weighing in for the battle of the WBO junior lightweight...
- Former WWE and World Heavyweight Champion Batista accompanied Filipino boxer Nonito Donaire Saturday night in Corpus Christi, Texas for his match against Mikey Garcia. The bout aired on HBO, which Rey Mysterio acknowledged via Instagram.
“My big #homey #Batista just popped up on HBO boxing with NONITO DONAIRE! It’s been a minute since I’ve seen him! Miss u my homey! #Philippinopride...
- Former WWE Superstar Batista accompanied Filipino boxer Nonito Donaire Saturday night in Corpus Christi, Texas for his match against Mikey Garcia. The bout aired on HBO, which Rey Mysterio acknowledged via Instagram.
“My big #homey #Batista just popped up on HBO boxing with NONITO DONAIRE! It’s been a minute since I’ve seen him! Miss u my homey! #Philippinopride,” wrote...
Although Mikey Garcia has the talent and the pedigree for multi-division stardom, he's not assuming he'll be the next 130-pound champion until he actually takes the belt away from Rocky Martinez.
Garcia learned all about assumptions in his last fight, when he lost his featherweight title on the scales.
Garcia (32-0, 27 KOs) goes after a world title in his second weight...
The main event for HBO’s Boxing After Dark card this Saturday night, former 126 pound undefeated champion Mikey Garcia took on WBO titleholder Rocky Martinez in his first fight at the 130 pound division. Garcia came into the fight the clear and decisive favorite despite moving up in weight as he failed to make weight in his last back in June. Garcia came out and once again put...