This past Saturday, former three division world champion, Vic "Raging Bull" Darchinyan (38-5-1, 27 KOs), resurrected his career with a dominating victory against previous unbeaten Puerto Rican contender, Luis Orlando Del Valle (16-1, 11 KOs). With the gutty win, Darchinyan roars back into world title contention as he captured the vacant NABF title in the super bantamweight division.
After becoming a world champion in multiple divisions, Darchinyan's win against Del Valle was his first at the super bantamweight division. Many opportunities arise with the victory.
"I felt very strong coming into this fight and I was in great shape." said Darchinyan. "I'm going to campaign at super bantamweight moving forward and I believe I still have the power to keep my opponents honest."
Darchinyan felt that coming into this fight as the underdog, was a slap in the face.
"I could not believe that I was the underdog coming into this fight." continued Darchinyan, "I was thinking, what has this kid done to be the favorite against a fighter who's won eight world championships. It really surprised me that I wasn't the main event and that the fight was only a 10-rounder. All this inspired me to prove everyone wrong and dominate this fight. Now I'm calling out all champions....LET'S GO!
Darchinyan's promoter, Gary Shaw, feels Vic has a lot of fight left in him and believes he should be next in line to fight all champions in every sanctioning organization.
"Look for Darchinyan to be in a big fight next time he steps in the ring because he showed everyone he can still fight at the elite level," stated Gary Shaw. "In his astonishing career, he's faced the best challenges that have come his way and his win against a very talented young fighter in Del Valle, is proof he can fight at the championship level."
"Darchinyan and his thrilling style is responsible for bringing the little guys back to TV and in the limelight. I believe when Vic hangs up the gloves he will be a first ballot Hall of Famer."
AUDLEY HARRISON has resisted going to a training camp for his ‘Battle of the Olympians’ clash against David Price and remained at home with his family.
A Force’ gets his final big time opportunity when he challenges unbeaten British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price (13-0) at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday October 13.
Harrison, 40, usually locks himself away in California’s Big Bar Mountains, but for this big test he has stayed with wife Raychel and daughter Ariella in the United States.
The 2000 Sydney Olympic gold medallist said: “When I was young, free and single I would go away and lock myself in training camp. It was all me, myself and I.
“I have got a beautiful wife, a beautiful daughter and my strength is in my family. If I went to camp it would be like a disconnection.”
Harrison’s trainer Kelvin Travis is also living at the Harrison family home in Westlake Village on the outskirts of Los Angeles and the pair arrive in Britain on Thursday allowing nine days to acclimatise.
Audley (28-5) added: “Training at home is a smart move to do as long as you can pay the price. I have been able to focus and Kelvin is living with me and I definitely haven’t cut corners.
“I haven’t taken the fight for a payday. I have spoken about redemption, but obviously I want to do myself justice. I will do that win, lose or draw.”
The talent stacked 14 fight card also includes a vacant British cruiserweight title fight between Shane McPhilbin (8-3) and Jon Lewis Dickinson (11-2), Chris Edwards (17-14-4) making a British and Commonwealth flyweight title defence against local Kevin Satchell (8-0) and a British light-welterweight title eliminator between Adil Anwar (17-1) and Dale Miles (13-1).
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CAROLINA, PUERTO RICO- WBO minimum champion Moises Fuentes arrived in Puerto Rico late last night for his bout against former two time titlist Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon on October 6 at “The War”, to be held at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with All Star Boxing, Top Rank and Promociones Zanfer to be broadcast on “Pay Per View”.
Mexican Fuentes (15-1, 7 KOs), who is going to defend his belt for the second time, arrived with his team to complete his training this week for his fight versus Calderon (35-2-1, 6 KOs) in the co headline bout, scheduled to 12 ounds.
Headlining the show, Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (21-2-1, 18 KOs) will face #3 WBO superbantamweight ranked Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (22-2, 15 KOs), for the WBO International 122lb title, scheduled to 12 rounds.
Meanwhile, the #4 WBO lightweight ranked, Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez (20-0, 15 KOs) will defend his WBO Latino lightweight title against Humberto Toledo (41-8-2, 25 KOs), from Ecuador, in a bout scheduled to 10 rounds.
In the heavyweight division, former Olympian Víctor Bisbal (20-1, 14 KOs), will fight against Alex González (20-7, 10 KOs), scheduled to eight rounds.
In six rounds fights, Camilo Perez (7-0, 4 KOs) will face Juan G. Cruz (5-11-2, 1 KOs) in the superbatnamweights; Israel “El Heredero” Vazquez (6-0-2, 5 KOs) will fight against Erickson Martell (10-4-1, 8 KOs) in the junior flyweights; Rafael “El Pollo Blanco” Gonzalez (7-1, 6 KOs) will face William Lorenzo (2-11) in the lightweights.
And scheduled to four rounds, John Karl Sosa (3-0, 3 KOs) will face Jonathan García (3-3, 1 KOs).
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