Boxing: Darchinyan retains world boxing titles

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
Feb 8 2009

Darchinyan retains world boxing titles

Peter Mitchell
February 8, 2009 – 3:49PM

Australia’s Vic Darchinyan has won his super flyweight world-title
fight in Anaheim, south of Los Angeles with a vicious technical

Darchinyan battered Mexico’s Jorge Arce for eleven rounds with
ringside doctor Dr Paul Wallace ending the fight and before the start
of the 12th with Arce bleeding from two severe cuts under both eyes.

The win sees Darchinyan retain the division’s World Boxing Council,
World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation title

Darchinyan opened up a cut under Arce’s left eye in the first round
after pounding the Mexican with three trademark powerful left hand

Arce appeared shaky on his feet late in the seventh round after being
rocked again by multiple Darchinyan lefts and the punishment
continued, with Arce’s right eye dripping blood at the end of the

In the eleventh Darchinyan continued to pound Arce and by the end the
round the Mexican’s face was covered in blood.

Before the final round began, Dr Wallace stepped in.

Arce came into the ring wearing his trademark black cowboy hat and
sucking on a lollipop.

The fight was staged in front of a parochial pro-Arce crowd at
Anaheim’s 17,000 seat Honda Centre, the home of Anaheim’s National
Hockey League team, the Ducks.

Boos reigned down on the Armenian-born, Australian citizen Darchinyan
as he entered the ring but as the fight progressed the minority
Armenian and Australian fans took over the arena.

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Emil Lazarian

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