ANAHEIM, CALIF. (December 28, 2008) – Gary Shaw Productions and Top Rank announced today that the championship doubleheader featuring the rumble between World Super Flyweight Champion VIC “Raging Bull” DARCHINYAN and World Boxing Association interim super flyweight champion JORGE “Travieso” ARCE, and the North American Boxing Organization lightweight championship battle between top contenders ANTONIO DeMARCO and ALMAZBEK “Kid Diamond” RAIYMKULOV, will take place Saturday, February 7 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif..
Article posted on 27.12.2008
Priced at $250, $125, $90, $60, $45 and $35, tickets go on sale, This Tuesday! December 30, at 10 a.m. PT, and can be purchased through Ticketmaster (all Ticketmaster outlets), by phone, 714-740-2000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available at the Honda Center box office, beginning Wednesday, December 31.
Darchinyan (31-1-1, 25 KOs), of Sydney, Australia by way of Armenia, and Arce (51-4-1, 39 KOs), from Los Mochis, Mexico, will settle their bitter hostilities toward each other, once and for all, in a fight to the finish. Their battle will be televised live nationally on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast.) The broadcast will open with DeMarco (19-1-1, 13 KOs), of Tijuana, Mexico, risking his three-year, 13-bout unbeaten streak and Top-10 rating in a career-defining fight against the battle-tested Raiymkulov (27-1-1, 15 KOs), from Las Vegas, Nev., by way of Kyrgyzstan, who is enjoying his own two-year winning streak. These four gladiators boast a combined record of 128-7-4 (92 KOs) – a winning percentage of 92% and a victory by knockout ratio of 72%.