Orlando Del Valle Agrees To Vic Darchinyan Fight, 9/29

By Ryan Burton has been advised that super bantamweight prospect Orlando "Orlandito" Del Valle (16-0) has agreed to face former three division champion Vic Darchinyan (37-5-1).  The fight will take place on September 29th and will be televised on HBO2 as part of their new series that is expected to have a similiar format to Showtime's ShoBox series.

The fight will be a major step up for Del Valle who last fought in April when he defeated Christopher Martin via unanimous decision. Darchinyan has lost his past two fights which both took place at 118 pounds.  This will be Armenian's first fight at as a super bantamweight.  He has held titles in the flyweight, super flyweight and bantamweight division.

Super middleweight prospects Edwin Rodriguez and Thomas Oosthuizen are also scheduled to appear in separate bouts on the tripleheader.

The Mohegan Sun in Connecticut is the front runner to host the event.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by savorduhflavor on 06-23-2012

Stupid fight for Del Valle. Vic can punch and Del Valle is a bit too willing to mix it up. I wouldn't be surprised if he got drawn into a war and got stopped.

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 06-23-2012

Not a bad idea to get Darchinyans name for your resume

Comment by richardt on 06-23-2012

[QUOTE=lopez36;12272083]well i think vic is too small to be fighting at 122 and probably will also be too slow,he looked like that at 118 so imagine at 122,this kid should win[/QUOTE]Regardless of weight, Del Valle is going from the kiddie…

Comment by cabalas on 06-23-2012

Vic is now 36 year old and has lost his last 2 fights (and 3 out of the last 5) while fighting between 115 and 118 #. The best of the armenian was at 112 # where he held his…

Comment by AP♠ on 06-23-2012

I like this fight.Vic is dangerous and unpredictable.In terms it's a 50/50 fight with Del Valle having the youth and lesser opposition in pro fights while Vic has more experience and is a been there done that type of level…

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