SYDNEY - Vic Darchinyan has traded blows with a renowned warrior several divisions above him, as he prepares to fight the much taller Anselmo "Chemito" Moreno in a bantamweight boxing unification world title bout. IBO champion Darchinyan left Australia on Saturday bound for Los Angeles where he will continue his preparations for the December 3 clash with Panama's WBA Super title holder.
Fellow southpaw Moreno will enjoy a considerable height advantage of around seven centimetres. He has spent much of his career at bantamweight while Darchinyan has moved through the divisions from flyweight.
Darchinyan has been sparring with Filipino lightweight and southpaw Czar Amonsot, who is almost as tall as Moreno and is best known for his epic 12 round contest with Australian Michael Katsidis.
"He's given me good sparring, I'm happy with my speed and my power."