Nonito Donaire knocks out Vic Darchinyan again, this time in the ninth

Nonito Donaire, behind on the scorecards, stopped Vic Darchinyan in the ninth round of their fight Saturday at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Donaire (32-2, 21 KOs) was even on one scorecard, but behind 78-74 on the other two. He decked Darchinyan in the ninth. Darchinyan (39-6-1) got up, but was eventually stopped after absorbing more punishment, the win going down as a TKO for Donaire.

This was a rematch of their fight in July 2007 won by Donaire via fifth-round knockout.

In another fight, Demetrius Andrade (20-0) of Providence, R.I., won a vacant junior middleweight title with a 12-round split-decision over Vanes Martirosyan (33-1-1) of Glendale.

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