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Things got testy between 2012 Fighter of the Year and former world champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire and former two-division world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan today at a press conference in Corpus Christi, Texas. They collide in a much anticipated rematch on Movember 9 at the American Bank Center.
Vic Darchinyan: Six years ago I lost to Nonito Donaire. Nobody knew about him then. I made him, I’m gonna break him.
Nonito Donaire: ‘I make him, I break him,’ I expect as much from Darchinyan. I thought age would subside a little bit of hatred, but apparently not. For that 6 years, I’ve taken everything away from him, everything he has worked for all his life, so that’s why I look forward to this fight.
Darchinyan: I will destroy you.
Donaire: If you say you will destroy me, I say likewise. I will destroy you ten-fold.
Also on hand were unbeaten former WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia and two-time WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez who meet in the co-feature.
Mikey Garcia: I really do feel I’ll become world champion once again.
Rocky Martinez: I know it’s a difficult fight, but as champion I know I’ll beat him and leave the ring with my title. I’m the only champion in my country and I’m going to keep it like that.