Vic Darchinyan will get a shot at revenge against Nonito Donaire six years after Donaire’s left hook knocked him out in the fifth round.
Wednesday’s press conference featuring Mikey Garcia and rival Rocky Martinez, plus Nonito Donaire and Vic Darchinyan, was streamed live on Top Rank’s website.
Mexico’s former two-time featherweight titleholder Orlando Salido plans to continue his dominance against Puerto Rican rivals when he fights Orlando Cruz on Oct. 12. “I think about what I’ve done against Puerto Rican fighters,” said Salido. “I just think I know how to fight them.”
Brandon Rios’ wife gave birth to their third child on Monday. The former lightweight titleholder has five children, all of whom are named after professional boxers.
Former RING junior featherweight champion Nonito Donaire and RING featherweight champion Mikey Garcia will return to the ring on Nov. 9 as part of a tripleheader on HBO.
RING featherweight champion Mikey Garcia could rise into the junior lightweight ranks to challenge WBO beltholder Roman “Rocky” Martinez.
Negotiations are ongoing for an early September fight between heavyweights Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola.
Puerto Rico’s Orlando Cruz will face Orlando Salido on the Oct. 12 undercard of the Tim Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez WBO weltewreight title bout at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
The last press conference before Mikey Garcia attempts to defend his RING and WBO featherweight titles against a highly motivated Juan Manuel Lopez this Saturday. Photos by Chris Farina-Top Rank.