MIKEY GARCIA STEALS HBO SHOW WITH KO!
Corpus Christi, TX– (HBO) Mikey Garcia (33-0, 28 KOs) KO 8 Roman Martinez (27-2-2, 16 KOS) (Wins WBO 130 lb. title) Martinez stunned everybody by dropping Mikey in the second, but that appeared to be his zenith as Garcia fought his way back and never let go until the end that was the result of a body shot from Garcia at the :57 second mark. Mikey shined, good mettle, but I wonder about that chin as the light punching Puerto Rican dropped him with a counter right.
TENTATIVE NONITO KO’S DARCHINYAN
Former multi-division champion Nonito Donaire (32-2, 21 KOs) TKO 9 Vic Darchinyan (39-6-1, 28 KOs) (126) Twas’ a rematch of July 7, 2007 KO win for Nonito, who looked uneasy and was losing on points before dropping Darchinyan with a left hook, this after he himself had eaten a Darchinyan uppercut. Up and wobbling, Darchinyan was getting battered about the ring until the referee had seen enough. Donaire has peaked and need be careful in selecting foes as he is ready for the taking. Time was 2:06.
ONE JUDGE “LOWLIGHT” OF WBO TITLE SCRAP
Demetrius Andrade (20-0, 13 KOs) SD 12 Vanes Martirosyan (33-1-1, 21 KOs) (Wins WBO 154 lb. title) Outside of a first round knockdown, Vanes lost a good majority of rounds and yet one judge had it 116-112 Vanes, while two saner souls tabbed Andrade the winner 117-110 & 114-113.
WBA FEATHERWEIGHT ENCOUNTER ON BILL
Champion Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters (23-0, 19 KOs) KO 4 Alberto Garza (25-6-1, 20 KOs) (WBA 126 lb. title) “Axe Man” Walters took the initiative from the start, never let go and nailed Garza with a right in the fifth to end matters at 1:57.