Miguel Angel Garcia (32-0, 27 KOs) won the WBO super featherweight through the knockout to Roman “Rocky” Martinez (27-2, 16 KOs) in the eighth round Saturday night at the American Bank Center in Texas.
Unsurprisingly, Martinez was the most active early in the fight, but it’s Garcia who was the most accurate. While it seemed in control, Garcia was surprised by against a short live right that sent him to the mat for the second time in his career hand. The American, however, was not severely affected and was able to resume the fight and finish the second round.
His speed, his technique and accurate jab allowed him to resume his dominance in the following rounds. In the sixth round, a powerful left hook followed by a right terrible few seconds later rang the Puerto Rican and set the table for the final touch.
In the eighth round, Garcia has rocked the champion again before serving him a hook to the liver that has completed Martinez.
It was the first fight for Garcia in this weight class, who had lost his featherweight belt on the scales.
Garcia has not closed the door to fight against the Cuban Yuriorkis Gamboa, we could see it in Montreal a few months ago.
Nonito Donaire, Again!
Six years after their first fight, Nonito Donaire (32-2, 21 KOs) has again passed the knockout Vic Darchinyan (39-6-1, 28 KOs) in the ninth round of a bout scheduled for 10 times.
But unlike the first fight between the two boxers, Donaire came back from behind in a tight battle in which it was conducted on two of the judges cards.
After a first round of observation, the two boxers were shaken in turn in a late second round disheveled. Darchinyan quickly found an opening for his powerful left hand, periodically touching the Filipino with his favorite weapon. Darchinyan was much more cautious than usual, but it is again a left hook that spelled the beginning of the end for the Armenian. He got up, but Donaire was then stuck in the cables and forced the referee Lawrence Cole to stop the fight.
Donaire expressed his desire for revenge against the Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux, who beat him in his last fight. This is in contrast to the sixth defeat of his career Darchinyan, but the latter, at 37, has published more than past events.
Andrade Made A Name
Demetrius Andrade took over the vacant WBO title in the super welterweight with a victory by split decision against Vanes Martirosyan. Two judges issued cards 114-113 and 117-110 for Andrade, while Javier Alvarez gave an inexplicable to 115-112 Martirosyan.
Andrade (20-0, 13 KOs) dominated most of the first round before a left hook Martirosyan (33-1-1, 21 KOs) is sent to the mat. But “Boo Boo” got up and then took advantage of the passivity of his opponent to take the initiative and dominate Rounds. The speed and reach higher Andrade allowed him to control the fight from a distance, before opening the machine sixth round. Martirosyan won a few rounds along the way, but never seemed able to seriously challenge his opponent after the first round.
This is the first defeat for the Armenian boxer. For its part, Andrade passes its first real test, and thus won the first title of his young career.