Arthur Abraham, Vic Darchinyan Honored in Armenia

By Alexey Sukachev and Inna Lagun (

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!

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