One of my best friends from High School works at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Thanks to her, and her generous hook up with tickets this last weekend, I was able to scratch #26 off the list. Thanks Ari!
The main event was between Vic Darchinyan (31-1-1) and Jorge Arce (51-4-1) for the WBA/IBF and WBC Super Flyweight championships. The undercard was decent, but the majority of fans didn't show up until the regular Showtime broadcast. The arena wasn't sold out, but the place was still fairly packed, and the Armenian vs Mexican rivalries in the stands kept it exciting.
Darchinyan is one of the pound for pound heaviest punchers in the sport, and Arce was unable to get going. The fight was stopped between the 11th and 12th rounds, as Arce's corner stopped their fighter from taking more punishment. There was then the obligatory race riot in the cheap seats. I had no idea there were that many Armenians in Southern California.