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2012 Fighter of the Year and former world champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire and former two-division world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan ran into each other upon their arrival in Corpus Christi, Texas for a press conference Wednesday at the American Bank Center to announce their upcoming grudge rematch as part of an exciting world championship tripleheader on Saturday, November 9.
Also spotted were undefeated former WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia and brother/trainer Robert Garcia. Garcia will be challenging two-time WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez.
Joining them at the press event will be Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum and former two-time heavyweight champion George Foreman.
Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Foreman Boys Promotions, PR Best Boxing, Arthur Pelullo’s Banner Promotions, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Tecate, this world championship tripleheader will also feature a clash of undefeated former U.S. Olympians — Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan and Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade.
All three fights will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.