Robert Guerrero vs Aron Martinez Headline June 6th at StubHub. Arreola, Angulo & Darchinyan in Feat. Bouts

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CARSON, CALIF (May 11, 2015) – Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (32-3-1, 18 KOs) returns to the ring as he squares off against Aron Martinez (19-3-1, 4 KOs) on Saturday afternoon, June 6 as Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC comes to StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. The broadcast begins at 3 p.m. ET/noon PT.

Also featured on the card are perennial stars Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (36-4, 31 KOs) and Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo (22-5, 18 KOs) who will compete in separate bouts. Rounding out action is a sure to be action packed featherweight showdown as Jesus Cuellar (26-1, 20 KOs) battles Vic Darchinyan (40-7-1, 29 KOs).

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, are priced at $200, $150, $100, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes, fees and service charges, are on sale now and are available for purchase online at AXS.com.

“I’m very happy to be making a quick return to the ring, especially on NBC.” said Guerrero. “It’s an honor to be fighting at StubHub Center once again as the main event. I’m going to bring it like always and give the fans an exciting fight. I can’t wait for the bell to ring!”

“I’m very thankful for the opportunity to fight Robert Guerrero on network television,” said Martinez. “Since my last fight, I’ve been in the gym working extremely hard. I want to shock the world and beat ‘The Ghost.’ Make no mistake about it, I’m coming to win.”

“I am so happy to be getting back in the ring so soon after my last fight [March 13],” said Arreola. “The opportunity to stay busy and fight at StubHub Center is great and I plan on showcasing my skills.”

“I am grateful for the chance to fight on such a great card in Southern California where I have fought several times before,” said Angulo. “I see this as an important fight for me and I know that the fans won’t be disappointed.”

“We’re very excited to return to StubHub Center and work with the
NBC team on an action-packed card” said Tom Brown of TGB Promotions. “Robert Guerrero and Aron Martinez will provide fireworks from the opening bell in
the main event and we’ll be adding a full card of terrific undercard fights
for a complete afternoon of entertainment for Southern California fight fans.”

The 32-year-old Guerrero out of Gilroy, California owns victories over Andre Berto, Selcuk Aydin and Michael Katsidis. He most recently electrified fans with an exciting performance against Keith Thurman on the inaugural PBC card on March 7 of this year. A former world champion in four weight classes, Guerrero looks to put on another outstanding performance on June 6 at StubHub Center.

Born in Uruapan, Michoacan de Ocampo, Mexico, but fighting out of East Los Angeles, Martinez makes his StubHub Center debut on June 6. The 33-year-old turned pro in 2005 and won his first seven starts before a technical draw in 2007 against Vito Gaspayran. A tough fighter Martinez strung together 10 straight victories between 2009 and 2012..

The 34-year-old Arreola defeated Curtis Harper in a thrilling heavyweight showdown on March 13 in Ontario, Calif. Born in Escondido, Calif. but fighting out of Los Angeles, Arreola has long been one of the most feared punchers in the heavyweight division. Having challenged the best in the division, Arreola knows what it takes to succeed at this level and looks to entertain his hometown fans on June 6.

A hard fighting Mexican warrior born in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico but fighting out of Coachella, Calif., Angulo is looking for a big victory in front of his adopted hometown fans. Always ready to challenge the best in the sport, the 32-year-old has gone toe-to-toe with some of the best fighters in the world and holds knockout victories over Gabriel Rosado, Joachim Alcine and Joel Julio.

A fast-rising star out of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Cuellar looks to make it 10 victories in a row when he battles Darchinyan on June 6. His power in both hands has led him to six knockouts of his last nine victories including a second round destruction of Puerto Rican icon Juan Manuel Lopez in Sept. 2014. The 28-year-old will make his first career start in California when he enters the ring at StubHub Center.

Looking to put himself back into the discussion of top featherweights, the 39-year-old Darchinyan comes in with the kind of experience to topple the explosive Cuellar. A former world champion, the fighter from Armenia who fights out of Glendale, California is coming off of a ninth-round TKO over Juan Jimenez in February of this year. Having fought against top contenders such as Abner Mares, Nonito Donaire and Nicholas Walters, Darchinyan also owns victories over Yonnhy Perez, Jorge Arce and Cristian Mijares.

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Garcia Breaks Rocky, Donaire Stops Darchinyan & Andrade Captures Title

Martirosyan vs Andrade

By: Steve Gallegos

Photo Credit: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Martirosyan vs Andrade

Last night’s HBO Boxing After Dark tripleheader in Corpus Christi, TX provided lots of action. Demetrius Andrade looked very good outboxing Vanes Martirosyan en route to a 12 round split decision. Despite being knocked down early, Andrade looked sharp, boxed smartly and avoided dangerous exchanges. The judge who scored the fight for Martirosyan, really needs his eyes checked as there was no way you could have scored this fight for Vanes.

 

 

 

Donaire vs Darchinyan

The best fight of the night was in the 2nd bout of the evening as Nonito Donaire and Vic Darchinyan fought a long awaited rematch of their 2007 bout in which Donaire upset Darchinyan with a stunning 1 punch knockout. During the early stages of this fight it was a war of nerves as both fighters were very tentative. Both fighters would have moments in which they rocked each other and it was a fairly even fight going into the 9th. Nonito Donaire didn’t seem like his head was in the fight and his corner was pleading with him to step it up and he did in the 9th by landing a hard one punch bomb that put Darchinyan down. Vic was able to get up and beat the count but his legs were gone and Nonito stepped in and sealed the deal. A great win for nonito, who called out Guillermo Rigondeaux for a rematch. After the way he was outclassed in his their last fight, I don’t think that’s the best fight to take. Nonito needs to move forward and fight other good fighters in the featherweight division.

 

Martinez vs Garcia

The main event between Mikey Garcia and Rocky Martinez had all the makings of a classic and fireworks were expected. It didn’t turn out to be the all out slugfest we hoped for but it was still a fun fight to watch. Martinez who is normally a come forward pressure fighter, elected to try and out box the boxer, Garcia and had some early success. He even dropped Garcia with a short right hand in the 2nd. Other than that, it was all Garcia, who was able to weather the early assault and began picking Martinez apart. Rocky didn’t put the pressure on like many expected and elected to box more which was not to his favor. Garcia ended the bout in the 8th with a beautiful body shot that left Martinez on his knees unable to get up. A great win for Garcia in a very good 2013. The future looks bright for this young star. All in all a good night at the fights in Corpus Christi and HBO’s fall boxing lineup continues to provide action and drama.

Little Guys. Big Fight : Martinez vs Garcia

By: Steve Gallegos

Tomorrow night Roman “Rocky” Martinez and Miguel “Mikey” Garcia do battle for Martinez’s Jr Lightweight crown.

2013 has provided us with some memorable matchups and many fight of the year candidates such as: Bradley vs Provodnikov, Rios vs Alvarado 2, Figueroa vs Arakawa, Alvarado vs Provodnikov and Segura vs Marquez. Martinez vs Garcia has all the makings to top all of these fights as fight of the year, should the fight turn out like we are hoping.

To quote Jim Lampley, “This is the biggest little fight that money can buy”. These 2 fighters are tailor made for each other and we should expect fireworks when they meet tomorrow night in Corpus Christi. You have your classic boxer/puncher in Garcia against the puncher Martinez. Both men have great punching power as Garcia has 27 KO’s in 32 wins and Martinez isn’t bad either with 16 KO’s in 25 wins.

Martinez does like to come forward and press the action and he has beaten some very good fighters along the way such as Nicky Cook, Ricky Burns and Diego Magdaleno. Garcia is more of a boxer and has great speed; however he does like to get in and mix it up with his opponents which make for some very exciting performances.

His resume of opposition isn’t bad either as he made easy work of former featherweight champions Orlando Salido and Juan Manuel Lopez. Although Garcia is Mexican-American, he does have a good following amongst Mexican fight fans which renews the rivalry between Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Martinez does consider this fight as a revenge fight for his fellow countryman Juan Manuel Lopez, so he will be out for blood once the opening bell sounds. On paper, this is a great matchup and great matchups lead to great fights and great fights lead to trilogies. This fight has the potential to form itself into a classic trilogy on the level of Barrera-Morales or Vazquez vs Marquez. The expectations are high and this fight is very unlikely to be a disappointment. The winner of this fight; Boxing Fans.