Advertisement
Advertisement

Arthur Abraham, Vic Darchinyan Honored in Armenia

By Alexey Sukachev and Inna Lagun (Allboxing.ru)

Two of the fiercest Armenian warriors of the present day were honored by Serge Sargsyan, the president of Armenia, during a recent event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the state’s independence. Both Arthur Abraham and Vic Darchinyan were awarded with medals “For the great services for Armenia” of the first degree.

Abraham, 31, is a former IBF middleweight champion (2005-2009), who risked his legacy by taking part in the Super Six World Boxing Classic, where he knocked out Jermain Taylor but was soundly outboxed and outslugged by Andre Dirrell, Carl Froch and Andre Ward.

A former Armenian Olympian Vic (Vakhtang) Darchinyan is curently the reigning IBO bantamweight champ. Darchinyan is also a former IBF flyweight and undisputed (WBC/WBA/IBF) super flyweight world champion, who is now campaigning at 118lbs. Both fighters are regarded to be the best Armenian fighters of all time.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BoxingTube on 09-21-2011

Medved, additionally, all of those bright people that Armenian nation produced, Russians immediately claimed credit for, in the mixed name of the soviet union. Of course soviet union never was about 15 republics but about Russia alone. That's how you…

Comment by BoxingTube on 09-21-2011

[QUOTE=sebastianb7312;11181501][QUOTE=Medved;11181322]They should thank Soviets/Russians that we set up their wrestling and boxing programs. If it wasnt for us they wouldnt be boxing today.[/I] Ivan Drago and Nikola Volkoff are fictional characters you do know that right... ? So funny you…

Comment by sako5 on 09-21-2011

Nice article. Let's be honest, we Armenians are quite well represented in the world of boxing with two warriors like Vic and AA. Plus guys like Martirosyan, Gevor and the whole crew from Glendale by the way. We also have…

Comment by minasyan on 09-21-2011

BoxingTube making me more proud to be Armenian then Vic and Arthur hehe

Comment by Afactor4 on 09-21-2011

Azad Angakh Hayastan!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (14)
Top Headlines Roach Makes it Clear That Pacquiao Will Not Be 'One and Done' Eleider Alvarez Will Get Adonis Stevenson Next, Says Michel Chocolatito Admits Decision To Face Cuadras is a Big Career Risk Ricardo Mayorga's Wife Denies Fighter Was Drunk in Photo Chaise Nelson Goes The Distance in Recent Win Joseph Parker vs. Alexander Dimitrenko Finalized For October 1 NYSAC Under Fire After State Investigation Into Magomed Claims Photos: Chocolatito, Cuadras Go Face To Face in California AIBA To Review Testing Records of All Russian Olympic Boxers Bellew To Return On October 15; Smiths To Feature, Price Too? Jessie Vargas Looking For The Biggest Opportunity Possible Mikey Garcia Willing To Travel To UK To Fight Flanagan Next Denton Daley Goes For Commonwealth Belt on September 9 Moises Flores: I Have All The Tools To Defeat Rigondeaux! Loeffler Confirms: Golovkin Would Have Fought Degale at 168 AIBA Denies Allegations of Trying To Take Over Boxing Ruslan Chagaev Vanishes, Stripped of The WBA World Title Vyacheslav Shabranskyy-Oscar Riojas on LA Fight Club, 8/19 Andre Ward vs. Alexander Brand Lands on BoxNation Whyte: No KO, I Want To Punish Allen and Hurt Him Real Bad! Oscar Valdez To Make First Defense in Tucson in November? Andrade Tabs Andre Ward To Expose Kovalev's Flaws, Win Big Golovkin's Coach: DeGale at 168 Was Fine, Hearn Offered Brook Terence Crawford-Viktor Postol: Post-Fight Report Card Guy Robb on Marriaga WBO Eliminator, Picks Ward Over Kovalev AIBA Planning Additional Changes For Olympic Boxers Golovkin's Coach: Only Floyd Mayweather Can Really Test GGG Anthony Upton Drills Luke Paddock For English Title Abel Sanchez: No Pacquiao, I Want Crawford vs. Danny Garcia! Alan Castano: My Goal Was To Win, Not Outdo My Brother “Fighting Words” - When Good Fighters Meet Great Ones Canelo's Trainer Wants Him To Knock Liam Smith Out Vide: Jose Ramirez on Crawford's Performance, Ring Return WBC Prez Feels Crawford Could Be Another Floyd Mayweather Video: Oscar Valdez on His Big World Title Win Video: Lenny Zappavigna on His Knockout Win of Ik Yang Video: Jessie Vargas Talks Crawford, Benavidez, More Donaire Prepares For Mandatory Defense With Magdaleno Valdez Has No Problem With REVENGE Fight With Lomachenko Video: Gilberto Ramirez Talks Crawford vs. Postol, More
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement