Vic Darchinyan Knocks Out Dimitri Kirilov, Wins IBF Title

By Mark Vester
At the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, former IBF flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan (30-1-1, 24 KOs) knocked out Dimitri "The Baby" Kirilov (29-4-1, 10 KOs) in the fifth-round to capture the IBF junior bantamweight title.
Darchinyan began to batter Kirilov in the first round with vicious left hands. In the second, Darchinyan continued to land the left hand, swelling both eyes of Kirilov. The third saw Kirilov wake up and start trying to trade shots. Darchinyan continued to will his way through Kirilov's guard to land the left hand.
As they traded in the fourth, Darchinyan's left hand continued to damage Kirilov. A combination of hard punches sent Kirilov down in the fifth, moments later a hard left hand would send Kirilov down flat on his back and he was unable to beat the count. Kirilov's first knockout loss.
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sonic Flood on 08-03-2008

Darch was just vicious because Kirilov was a soft punching bag. A rematch against Nonito would be nice for his retirement...

Comment by ragingvic on 08-03-2008

[QUOTE=Erbad;3878189]Which is exactly why they won't face him with those guys.[/QUOTE] Thats just plain bullshit win or lose Vic has always chased the top guys, regardless of his promoters. He chased every flyweight champ (espically Arce) for 2 years and…

Comment by MANGLER on 08-02-2008

He's had better KO's but still a good win for Vic. Kirilov wasn't humbled, he just got stopped. I hope he comes back.

Comment by LOLORSKATES on 08-02-2008

[QUOTE=loui_ludwig;3878177]Against Montiel, Nochinyan will get KO. Against Mijares, he will get outbox. Against Donaire, he will get KO in the late rounds or get outbox.[/QUOTE] Which is exactly why they won't face him with those guys.

Comment by loui_ludwig on 08-02-2008

Against Montiel, Nochinyan will get KO. Against Mijares, he will get outbox. Against Donaire, he will get KO in the late rounds or get outbox.

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