The fighters line up for this weekend’s show in Texas, which will include Nonito Donaire-Vic Darchinyan, Roman Martinez-Mikey Garcia, and Demetrius Andrade-Vanes Martirosyan. Photos by Chris Farina-Top Rank.
Golden Boy’s Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 shows will feature what Richard Schaefer calls “the best fights that you can make at 147,” including Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana, Devon Alexander-Shawn Porter, Keith Thurman-Jesus Soto Karass, and Paulie Malignaggi-Zab Judah.
Nonito Donaire answers his fans’ questions about his move to featherweight, his rematch with Vic Darchinyan, his desire to avenge his loss to Guillermo Rigondeaux, and potential showdowns with stablemates Evgeny Gradovich and Mikey Garcia (who were training Robert Garcia’s gym in Oxnard, Calif., during the REAL TALK interview). Also see clips of Donaire working the mitts with his recently reunited father.
Vic Darchinyan on Nonito Donaire: “I’m going to come and expose him and show to all of the world that I can beat him, and not only just beat him, but I can beat him easily.”
Mikey Garcia discussed his techinical yet hard-hitting boxing style on an HBO-produced video for the Boxing After Dark series. “It’s exciting for the fans to watch me… I’m a very technical fighter, but with a lot of power behind my punches.”
Junior middleweight Demetrius Andrade on Saturday’s bout with fellow contender Vanes Martirosyan: “I am going to beat him down for three minutes of every round. I am going to make a statement that I’m the best 154-pound fighter in the world.”
Nonito Donaire will be the next guest on RingTV’s REAL TALK video feature, which gives the fans an opportunity to interview their favorite fighters. The three-division titleholder will take on Vic Darchinyan on Nov. 9 on HBO in their long-awaited rematch.
Undefeated featherweight Gary Russell Jr., who is the mandatory challenger for WBO titleholder Orlando Salido: “I’m ready for my first world title fight and can not wait for the fight to get made.”
Nonito Donaire Sr. says that he and his son, three-division titleholder Nonito Donaire Jr., have reconciled their differences after several years of separation, the trainer told Solar Sports. The birth of Donaire Jr.’s son helped repair their acrimonious split.
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.