SPB will get you covered via round by round update of Donaire Darchinyan II.
Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire will face Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan for a rematch to be held in American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas. The fight will the debut for both fighters at the featherweight division (126 pound limit). Donaire and Darchinyan first fought at the flyweight division some six years ago wherein DOnaire stopped Darchinyan in the fifth round with his signature punch–the lethal left hook.
This bout is part of HBO Boxing After Dark fight card triple header, featuring the quest of featherweight champion Mikey Garcia to the super featherweight division. Garcia weighted in above the featherweight in his last fight and will test the water north of the 126 pound limit. Also on the triple header is Vanes Martirosyan vs. Demetrius Andrade , 12 Rounds for the junior middleweight title.
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Donaire vs. Darchinyan Round by Round Update (Live Blog)
The history repeats itself again on Vic Darchinayan as he was again knockdown by the lethal left hook from Donaire. This time he managed to get up but Donaire, upon the advise of his (Donaire) corner to throw punch in bunches finished Darchinyan.
With the win Donaire, wanted his boy. And you know who is his boy? That’s Rigo baby… that’s Rigo. Bring on a Rigo rematch.
Up next: Garcia Martinez!
Donaire’s nose is bleeding as we started the ninth round. Beautiful counter left hook — money punch of Nonito. Another counter left hook sends down Darchinyan. Darchinayn holding in. Nonito on the attack mode. Donaire pinned Darchinyan to the ropes. The referee stops the fight.
Ed Tolentino hinting that Donaire might hurt his right hand. Right hand Donaire, left by Darchinyan. Good looping left hand by Darchinyan. Left lead lands for Darchinyan. Good counter right hand to the body by Donaire. This is a chess match. I expect a little bit of brawling but both fighter were too cautious to open up more.
Left hand Darchinyan. Right hand Donaire. Darchinyan takes down Donaire. Shows his wrestling prowess 🙂 This is boxing man. Darchinyan backs Donaire to ropes, trying to steal the round.
Darchinyan’s left is finding mark on Doanire. Right by Donaire. Good counter right by Donaire.
A little bit low blow for Donaire. Donaire moving to his left. Darchinyan lands left to the body. Darchinyan nailed Donaire to the ropes, lands a big left to end the round. Good round for Darchinyan.
Donaire keeps on jabbing. Big left by Darchinyan stuns Donaire. Darchinyan trying to outbox Donaire, a rare sight for a brawling bull. Another big left by Darchinyan. Donaire showboating, holding the ropes. Both men throw wild power shots. Heated exchanges but no one lands a game changing punch. I give this round to Darchinyan.
Quick right to the body by Donaire to start the third. Darchinyan goes to the body. Still a cautious round, no one wouldcreate a sustained aggression. Darchinyan showboating a bit. Wild left misses by Darchinyan.
Another cautious start in the second round. Donaire misses with the left. Good right by Donaire, stuns Darchinyan. Another good right, staggers Darchinyan. A clear round for Donaire.
Both men started the opening round very cautious. Low blow for Donaire, he was warned by the referee. Good body shot this time by Donaire. Again another right to the body. Left by Darchinyan. Again good left by Darchinyan.
Here we go! Buffer doing the introduction.
As of the moment both fighters are readying themselves for the next fight. Live now on the ring is Vanes Martirosyan vs. Demetrius Andrade. I think this could be a short night. So, Donaire-Darchinyan II would be up soon. Andrade was down in the opening round.