World super flyweight champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan and WBA interim super flyweight champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce will host a media workout Wednesday, February 4, beginning at 2 P.M. PT at TKO Boxing (1601 South Center Street, Santa Ana, Calif. 92704.) The public is invited to attend, free of charge. Darchinyan and Arce will finally meet, in a long-awaited world title showdown, on Saturday at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Darchinyan and Top-10 lightweight contender Antonio Demarco will conduct their workout at 2 P.M., followed by Arce and Almazbek “Kid Diamond” Raiymkulov at 3 P.M.
Promoted by Gary Shaw Productions and Top Rank, the February 7 world championship card at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif, will also feature the North American Boxing Organization lightweight championship battle between top contenders DeMarco and Raiymkulov.
Remaining tickets, priced at $250, $125, $90, $60, $45 and $35, can be purchased through Ticketmaster (all Ticketmaster outlets), by phone, 714-740-2000, online at www.ticketmaster.com and at the Honda Center box office.
Darchinyan (31-1-1, 25 KOs), of Sydney, Australia by way of Armenia, and Arce (51-4-1, 39 KOs), from Los Mochis, Mexico, will settle their bitter hostilities toward each other, once and for all, in a fight to the finish. Their battle will be televised live nationally on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast.) The broadcast will open with DeMarco (19-1-1, 13 KOs), of Tijuana, Mexico, risking his three-year, 13-bout unbeaten streak and Top-10 rating in a career-defining fight against the battle-tested Raiymkulov (27-1-1, 15 KOs), from Las Vegas, Nev., by way of Kyrgyzstan, who is enjoying his own two-year winning streak. These four gladiators boast a combined record of 128-7-4 (92 KOs) – a winning percentage of 92% and a victory by knockout ratio of 72%.