Boxing: It’s Good There Wasn’t A Knockout, Otherwise They Would Say

IT’S GOOD THERE WASN’T A KNOCKOUT, OTHERWISE THEY WOULD SAY OPPONENT IS WEAK – VIC DARCHINYAN

news.am, Armenia
Sept 9 2011

YEREVAN – The feedback on the fight with South African boxer Evans
Mbamba is positive among the International Boxing Federation (IBF)
and the promoters, and professional boxing bouts could be organized
in Armenia again, Armenian world boxing champion Vic Darchinyan said
at a press conference today.

“I am very happy that the fight was in the motherland. This objective
had long existed, but the IBF was not giving permission. The country’s
president helped organize the fight. The IBF had reservations that
the fight could not be organized, but when they learned that the
president would be on hand, they agreed to hold the world championship
in Yerevan,” Darchinyan stated. Assessing Evans Mbamba’s fight, Vic
Darchinyan noted that his opponent was very well prepared. “We had
asked the IBF to select the best contender and that is what they did.

I wanted a knockout so much and that is why I was a bit tense. But it
is good there wasn’t a knockout; otherwise they could have declared
my opponent weak,” Darchinyan argued.

Speaking about the financial side of organizing and holding a boxing
match in Yerevan, Vic Darchinyan emphasized that he spent more than
he received. He also thanked the sponsors and stressed that this
professional fight night in Yerevan could not have taken place without
their help. In terms of his future plans, Darchinyan informed he did
not intend on ending his career yet and said his next fight will be in
December. He added that he definitely wished to fight Arsenio Moreno
and Nonito Donaire.

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