While WBO super featherweight champion Mikey Garcia (33-0, 28 KO’s) still hasn’t even proven that he’s the best fighter in the 130 lb. division, that’s not keeping his promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank planning on matching the skinny Mikey up against his cash cow fighter Manny Pacquiao in the near future. Arum hasn’t given a date for when he wants to match the 26-year-old Mikey with Pacquiao, but don’t be surprised if it happens … Read Article
Hannali R. (Reseda, CA): I thought Nonito Donaire proved that he still belongs at the top of the sport with his victory over Darchinyan. How did you rate his performance? And what do you think about Rigondeaux’s bizarre request to stage a rematch in Miami?
Vivek W. (ESB): To be quite frank, I see this purely the opposite of anyone who feels this effort either “places him” or “keeps him” at the top of the … Read Article
Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JK III Productions” presents a special “Top Rank Triple Header” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!
Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506
In the opening segment of the program, James and Joseph will review Nonito Donaire’s impressive knock-out performance over longtime nemesis Vic Darchinyan, which took place in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Pugilist KOrner team will also discuss Mikey Garcia‘s KO of former title holder Roman “Rocky“ Martinez, as well … Read Article
Boxing returns to the south this weekend in Corpus Christi, TX for another fall Top Rank tripleheader showdown on HBO Boxing After Dark.
Headlining the card is the WBO Super Featherweight title fight between Mikey Garcia and Roman “Rocky” Martinez. After losing his Featherweight title at the scales earlier this year, Garcia makes a move to the Super Featherweight division to challenge Martinez in another Mexico VS. Puerto Rico clash.
Co-headling the card is a … Read Article
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.… Read Article
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 … Read Article
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 … Read Article
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 … Read Article
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 … Read Article
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 … Read Article