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article imageDonaire targets second win against Darchinyan in rematch Saturday

By Leo Reyes     Nov 8, 2013 in Sports
Three-division world champion and former IBF, WBO, and The Ring Super Bantamweight titlist Nonito Donaire is confident he will score a second win against Vic Darchinyan on Saturday in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Donaire, also known as "The Filipino Flash," has been inactive since April following his unanimous decision loss to Cuban challenger Guillermo Rigondeaux at the Radio City Music Hall, in New York, New York.
Prior to his loss against Rigondeaux, the Filipino Flash was unbeaten in his last 30 professional fights.
Donaire grabbed the spotlight when he knocked out Darchinyan in 2007 at the Harbour Yard Arena, Bridgeport, Connecticut.
The knockout was first for Darchinyan in his professional boxing career. Darchinyan has waited long enough to be given another chance to avenge his loss to Donaire.
In 2006, Glenn Donaire, Nonito's elder brother, lost to Darchinyan on a technical decision and since then Nonito vowed to get even with the Armenian for his brother which he kept with the his sensational 5th round knockout win over Darchinyan.
Darchinyan has been vocal about his long wait for a promised rematch by Donaire saying it took him six years to get another crack at Donaire.
“Everyone knows I’ve been waiting for this fight for a long time. It’s been canceled a couple of times. I didn't think it was gonna happen again, but thank you to God, Top Rank and HBO for putting this fight together. I’m very confident and motivated for this fight. I will show how excited I can be more than ever. You will see how good I am and how strong I am. And sharp.”
For his part, Donaire said, “I’ll just leave my talking inside that ring. But, one thing is for sure. With this grudge, and the tenacity of both of us, with our exciting style, someone is going down!”
In the Saturday night main card, WBO junior welterweight champion Roman Martinez will put his title on the line against durable and unbeaten Mikey Garcia, the former WBO featherweight champion and the younger brother of 2012 trainer of the year Robert Garcia
Also in the card is a match between unbeaten fighters that include former US Olympian Vanes Martirosyan, who will face Demetrious Andrade for the vacant WBO junior middleweight title.
Another featured fight in the weekend boxing event is WBA featherweight champion Nicholas Walters making his first defense against Alberto Garza.
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