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Weights: Donaire vs Darchinyan, Garcia vs Martinez, Martirosyan vs Andrade

919Saturday’s HBO Boxing After Dark telecast tripleheader airs at 9:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

The HBO telecast kicks off live from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi when junior middleweights Vanes Martirosyan and Demetrius Andrade meet for a 12-round title bout.

In a rematch of their July 2007 fight, Nonito Donaire and Vic Darchinyan square off for 10 rounds in the featherweight division.

The evening’s main event features junior lightweight title-holder, Rocky Martinez, as he defends his crown against challenger Mikey Garcia in a contest scheduled for 12 rounds. Continue reading

BoxNation’s incredible calendar starts off with Mikey Garcia’s world title showdown with Roman Martinez live this weekend

The world’s best boxing channel kicks-off what will be a mouth-watering next couple of months with the fight games biggest cards set to be featured live and exclusive all the way until Christmas, starting with Saturday night’s Texas showdown.

‘The Filipino Flash’ Nonito Donaire is also set to make his return on the bill against old foe Vic Darchinyan, following his defeat against Cuban kingpin Guillermo Rigondeaux last April. Continue reading

Donaire vs. Darchinyan 2 & Garcia vs. Martinez: A bridge to nowhere

Normally when two elite fighters are co-featured on a card together you can expect the winners (favorites) to be matched up in a (super) fight of sorts at some point in the near future.

It’s a formula that’s been used to build or as Bob Arum would say “marinate”, certain fights that have been labeled by the fans as must see fights.

Usually the promoters put each fighter in a showcase type fight for future highlight replays that will be used as fuel to stoke the fire of a talked about fight.

Some fights never come to fruition due to the inner political issues of the business of boxing. Continue reading

Liam Walsh Previews Martinez vs Garcia

BoxNation viewers get a chance to witness one of the sport’s rising global starlets this weekend when feted Californian Miguel Angel ‘Mikey’ Garcia attempts to become a two-weight world champion.

On Saturday evening at the American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, the 25 year old Mexican descendant – unbeaten in 32 with 27 quick wins – challenges hardened Puerto Rican brawler Roman ‘Rocky’ Martinez for the WBO super-feather spoils.

Watch the whole card – which also includes the featherweight rematch between Nonito Donaire and Vic Darchinyan plus the clash between Vanes Martirosyan and Demetrius Andrade for the vacant WBO World Light-Middleweight strap – live and exclusive in the UK by tuning into The Channel of Champions from 1.30am on Sunday morning (Sky Ch.437/Virgin Ch.546). Join at www.boxnation.com Continue reading

Rocky Martinez / Mikey Garcia Interview Transcript

On behalf of Top Rank® and PR Best Boxing we would like to welcome you to today’s conference call with WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez and challenger undefeated former WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia. This is the main event of the tripleheader televised live on HBO® Saturday night beginning at 9:30 PM ET/PT from Corpus Christi, Texas. Immediately following the tripleheader telecast on HBO will be the debut of the four-part all-access series “24/7: Pacquiao-Rios”

TODD DUBOEF: We have a terrific show on Saturday night, which opens up with a fantastic fight between the two top-rated contenders — both undefeated former U.S. Olympians — Vanes Martirosyan and Demetrius Andrade battling for the WBO Junior Middleweight title in a division that is getting a lot of interest. Continue reading

HBO Boxing After Dark Tripleheader Saturday Night

HBO’s hit late-night boxing franchise presents an action-packed tripleheader when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: ROCKY MARTINEZ VS. MIKEY GARCIA, NONITO DONAIRE VS. VIC DARCHINYAN II AND VANES MARTIROSYAN VS. DEMETRIUS ANDRADE is seen SATURDAY, NOV. 9 at 9:30 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Tex., exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team of Jim Lampley, Max Kellerman and Roy Jones Jr. will be ringside for the event, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino. Continue reading

Rocky Martinez weighs in at 132 ¾ pounds one week before Garcia fight

1 nov 2013 Rocky Martinez training for Mikey Garcia 2 DORADO, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight champion, Roman “Rocky” Martinez ended today his training camp in Puerto Rico weighing 132 ¾ pounds one week before his third title defense against the former WBO featherweight champion Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia on November 9 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, in a Top Rank presentation to be broadcasted on HBO.

Martinez (27-1-2, 16 KOs), who is going to defend his 130 pounds title for the third time against Garcia (32-0, 27 KOs), worked today for the Puerto Rican media at the Dorado Municipal Gym in Dorado with his trainers Raul “Papo” Torres and Freddy Trinidad. The Vega Baja native did some rounds of pads with Trinidad, then he worked with the punching bag and jumping the rope. Continue reading

The Pugilist KOrner: Johnathon Banks, Terence Crawford, Mikey Garcia, Harold Lederman, Kendo Castaneda, and Justin DeLoach

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “The Sports Krib” proudly presents Heavyweight contender and Wladamir Klitschko trainer Johnathon Banks, Lightweight contender Terence Crawford, WBO Super Featherweight title challenger Mikey Garcia, HBO ringside scorer and commentator Harold Lederman, Lightweight prospect Kendo Castaneda, and Welterweight prospect Justin DeLoach on this week’s episode of “The Pugilist KOrner”.

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506 Continue reading

“2 Days: Mikey Garcia” Premieres Saturday, October 19 on HBO®

          Oct. 7, 2013 – HBO Sports® debuts an all-new installment of “2 Days” when the feature segment returns with a behind-the-scenes look at rising star Mikey Garcia of Oxnard, Calif.  The episode debuts Saturday, October 19 at 1:15 a.m. (ET/PT) or immediately following the all-new HBO documentary presentation of “Legendary Nights.”
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No purse bid for Rocky Martinez-Mikey Garcia today; they agree to face on November 9th

garcia7867SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO) president, Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today that Roman “Rocky” Martinez and Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia reached an agreement to face on November 9 for the WBO junior lightweight title.

“There is no need a purse bid today. We have an agreement for the fight between Martinez and Garcia to fight on November 9”, Valcarcel said.

Today, at 5:00 p.m. it suposed to be held a purse bid with a minimum of $150,000 for the fight between Martinez (27-1-2, 16 KOs) and Garcia (32-0, 27 KOs), but after reached the agreement the purse bid is suspended.