Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Darchinyan: Moreno Tough To Beat, My Goal is Donaire!

By Adrian Warren

Vic Darchinyan faces one of the biggest opponents and challenges of his career, with a bantamweight world title unification boxing bout against formidable Panamanian Anselmo Moreno in December.

IBO champion Darchinyan (37-3-1, 27 KOs) will fight WBA Super champion Moreno (31-1-1, 11 KOs) in Anaheim, California on December 3.

Anselmo has won 25 straight fights since his only professional loss on points nine years ago.

At 173 cms, he will enjoy a significant height advantage over fellow southpaw Darchinyan.

According to Darchinyan's manager Elias Nassar, Moreno's preparation weight is 67kg [147-pounds], which would qualify him to fight as a welterweight.

Darchinyan isn't daunted by Moreno's physical proportions, pointing out he has beaten bigger men before.

He expects to be in chase mode against Moreno, who he said was a technical fighter, similar in style to Mexican Cristian Mijares, who Darchinyan dismantled three years ago.

"He's a tactical fighter, he loves to move," Darchinyan told AAP of Moreno.

"I think his mind is going to be to win every round, not to knock me out, he's not a good puncher.

"I'm not saying it's going to be easy to beat him or knock him out, it's going to be hard."

The bout will share top billing on the Anaheim card with the IBF bantamweight title rematch between Abner Mares and Joseph Agbeko, two of the three professionals to beat Darchinyan.

Darchinyan would be happy to fight the winner and then move up to super bantamweight for a rematch with Nonito Donaire, the only other boxer to beat him in the professional ranks.

"I'll fight either Mares or Agbeko, whoever wins, I'd love to fight him," Darchinyan said.

"My goal is I want to fight Nonito Donaire, he's moving up to 122 pounds (55.33kg)."

Darchinyan will travel to the United States three weeks before the fight and hopes to do some training at the Hollywood gym of famous trainer Freddie Roach.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ringlife on 10-26-2011

Mares vs Agbeko, Moreno vs Darchinyan I got Mares and Moreno winning those fights but I wouldn't want to see them square off agains't each other Moreno not the most exciting fighter to watch.

Comment by PACnPBFsuck on 10-25-2011

[QUOTE=jrosales13;11334271]Sounds good.[/QUOTE] I'll sig it on my end, good luck.

Comment by jrosales13 on 10-25-2011

[QUOTE=PACnPBFsuck;11334174]my 250 million to your 250 million, 50 million KO bonus, what do you think?[/QUOTE] Sounds good.

Comment by PACnPBFsuck on 10-25-2011

[QUOTE=BennyST;11332917]This bum? Have you seen Moreno fight? He is anything but a bum, and while you may not like his style, he is quite simply one of the best pure boxers and most skilled defensive fighters P4P today. There are…

Comment by PACnPBFsuck on 10-25-2011

[QUOTE=jrosales13;11333725]If you guys want to bet points, name the price.[/QUOTE] my 250 million to your 250 million, 50 million KO bonus, what do you think?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (25)
Top Headlines Horn's Trainer: Brutal KO Loss to Marquez 'Haunts' Pacquiao Ward-Kovalev Rematch Replay Peaked at 947K Viewers on HBO Claressa Shields vs. Nikki Adler For WBC Title, August 4 on ShoBox De La Hoya: I Actually Hope Mayweather-McGregor is Good Fight Rigondeaux: I'll Sign Contract For Magdaleno Faster Than UPS! Easter: I'll Make it Look Easy and Will Be First To KO Shafikov Mikey Garcia: I'd Be 'A Huge Star in Boxing' If Not for Long Layoff Horn, Promoter Slam Pacquiao For Texting During Entire Presser An Opportunity for Jerwin Ancajas To Impress on Pacquiao Card UK News: Scott Fitzgerald, Ryan Burnett, Ted Cheeseman Roach Warns Horn: This is Going To Be a Short and Sweet KO! Hassan N’Dam vs. Ryota Murata Rematch - Purse Bid on July 7 Jamie Cox, Erik Skoglund Join World Boxing Super Series WBC Prez Smiles To Canelo: We Will Still Sanction Golovkin Bout! Romero Duno Heads To United States To Train For Next Fight Photos: Pacquiao, Horn - Go Face To Face at Final Presser! Ryan Martin: Time To Prove That I'm a Real Deal Fighter Giovanni Santillan is Aiming To Knock Sammy Valentin Out Hopkins on GGG: There Will Be Blood, Mostly on Canelo's Shorts Miguel Cruz Drops Alex Martin Twice, Wins Decision in Rematch Nacho Believes Golden Boy Won't Allow Cotto-Marquez Clash Abel Sanchez: Shafikov Has "Extremely Tough" Task With Easter Horn: I Like Being Told I Stand No Chance Against Pacquiao Bob Arum: Blame Me if Pacquiao-Horn Isn't a Competitive Fight! Diego De La Hoya Ready For Battle in San Luis, Argentina Povetkin Back in Good Graces of The WBA, WBO, Says Ryabinsky Smith: Don't Think I'm Getting Deserved Credit for KO of Hopkins Pacquiao Not Looking Past Horn, But Wants Mayweather Rematch Charlo-Heiland, Washington-Miller Set For Broner-Garcia Card Mikey Garcia: Unless a Lucky Punch, I Don't See How Broner Wins Antoine Douglas vs. Bruno Sandoval Set For July 14th Roach: To Get Mayweather, Pacquiao Must Impress With Horn Sergey Kovalev Eyes New Trainer, Move To New Weight Class Photos: Vijender Singh, Zulpikar Maimaitiali - Go Face To Face Marco Huck is Pumped To Join World Boxing Super Series Uzcategui's Agent on Dirrell Rematch Order, Lawson Court Case Arum: Pacquiao-Horn on ESPN is "a Gift" for Boxing Fans Pacquiao's Future, Beyond Horn, is Uncertain at The Moment Broner Wishes He Had Always Trained as Hard as Mayweather Tyson Fury: Klitschko Let Joshua Off The Hook After Knockdown
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement