DARCHINYAN MAY TAKE ON AMBUNDA IN ARMENIA ON SEPT. 3
July 7, 2011 – 14:59 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – Namibia’s WBO Africa bantamweight titleholder,
Paulus “The Rock” Ambunda has been named as a possible opponent for
IBO bantamweight world champion Vic Darchinyan.
The fight has been provisionally set for September 3 in Armenia,
Namibia Sport reported.
Nestor Tobias, Ambunda’s trainer, however said that the fight had
not yet been agreed on, although he conceded that they were still
“That fight is still unconfirmed, we have not yet agreed on that
fight,” Tobias said. “They contacted me about the possibility of a
fight but we still need to sort things out,” he added.
The 35-year-old Armenian is a former WBA, WBO and IBF world champion,
in the super flyweight and flyweight divisions, and is currently the
IBO champion. He has a record of 40 fights, 36 wins, 3 losses and
Tobias said he was not worried about the record of Darchinyan, who
is popularly known as the Raging Bull.
“The record is just numbers, besides he used to be a good fighter
but he is losing more fights lately,” Tobias said. “Ambunda is young
and still going strong and so I think he would stand a good chance,”
The 30 year old Ambunda is unbeaten after 15 fights and his most
recent fight was against Tanzanian Emilio Norfat which he won on a
12th round knock out.
Darchinyan’s last fight was in April this year when he beat Yonnhy
Perez in Los Angeles, United States by a technical knockout in the