Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Darchinyan: I'm Looking To Stop Perez in Four Rounds

Vic Darchinyan will not need reminding that just a matter of two short months ago his former foe Nonito Donaire established himself as the undisputed best bantamweight in the world with an early knockout of Fernando Montiel.

It all rendered the Don King and Showtime-sponsored bantamweight tournament, in which Darchinyan was beaten in his semi-final by Abner Mares in December, spurious to say the least.

While Donaire rocketed up the pound-for-pound list and could talk with plenty of justification of going on to emulate his fellow Filipino Manny Pacquiao, Darchinyan and co were left looking on from the sidelines.

It was ironic that it had come to this. Until Darchinyan was knocked out by Donaire in their big super-flyweight scrap in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 2007, he had been the one talking of winning titles in multiple weight divisions.

The Armenia-born, Australia-based Darchinyan paid scant regard to his opponents in or out of the ring, but 28 straight wins prior to his run-in with Donaire suggested he was well on his way to backing up his boasts.

These days, things are different. Darchinyan was widely pilloried for avoiding a projected rematch with Donaire, instead moving up to super-fly and eventually to bantam, where he lost on his debut to Joseph Agbeko in August 2009.

Another loss via split decision to Mares leaves Darchinyan effectively facing a third-placed play-off against Yonnhy Perez in Los Angeles this Saturday night. Agbeko fights Mares in the 'final' on the same bill.

For Darchinyan, however, now 35, neither his advancing years nor his experiences on the end of three painful defeats have diluted his rhetoric when it comes to describing just how the evening is going to go.

"In my last fight (against Mares) I showed skills for 12 rounds and didn't go bombing for the knockout," said Darchinyan.

"But no more. I'm changing my style again. I'm going to knock out everyone in front of me.

"This time it's Yonnhy Perez. I'm just coming out to destroy him. People talk about when I moved to bantamweight and say I'm not as powerful as I was at 115lbs. You'll see how powerful I am at bantamweight."

Certainly, Darchinyan still has the talent and power to cause a commotion in any division, and since his loss to Donaire has scored some notable wins, not least his super-fly unification success over good Mexican Cristian Mijares.

But no doubt Donaire, who blames Darchinyan squarely for pulling out of a proposed multi-million dollar rematch last year, will be casting a wry smile at some of the comments the self-styled 'Raging Bull' is coming out with.

"I'm just coming to knock him out," added Darchinyan.

"I'm going to punch to the left and right with damaging punches. I'm coming to destroy him and I'm looking for a knockout in the fourth round.

"Boxing is about excitement. I'm not just coming to win the fight. I'm coming to bring excitement. I want to fight bigger guys, world champions. I want to show everyone how strong I am at the moment."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by LeadUppercut on 04-21-2011

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;10409455]Vic Darchinyan will not need reminding that just a matter of two short months ago his former foe Nonito Donaire established himself as the undisputed best bantamweight in the world with an early knockout of Fernando Montiel. [[URL=http://www.boxingscene.com/?m=show&id=38308]Click Here To…

Comment by Bierstadt on 04-20-2011

Even as a huge fan of Vic, I am one of those who have doubted his power at bantam. And that's not taking anything away from him, he was a killer at the lower weights, but now he is facing…

Comment by ernestot on 04-20-2011

vic is alright but perez is going to knock him out not the other way around.

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 04-20-2011

perez wins this vic needs to go down in weight

Comment by TheMexHurricane on 04-20-2011

[QUOTE=borikua;10409824]CAn't wait for this fight. I got my money on Abner.[/QUOTE] [SIZE="4"][COLOR="Red"]Yeah!!!! Me Too!!! I hope he stops Perez in four like he's predicting!!!:headbang:[/COLOR][/SIZE]

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (12)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
George Floyd's Family Accepts Mayweather's Offer To Pay For His Funeral Frampton: If We Both Win, Pretty Sure Herring Fight Will Happen ESPN Announcers Initially Will Call Fights From Studio & Homes, Not Ringside Abraham Nova vs. Toka Kahn Clary Planned By Top Rank For June 25 Card Stevenson-Caraballo, Magdaleno-Vicente - Full Cards Announced Kerman Lejarraga Ring Return is Targeted For August MTK Fight Night Events To Resume in July, To Be Carried on ESPN+ British Board Fears Some Smaller Promoters Will Go Out of Business Hearn: If Wilder is Not Ready, Whyte Should Get Immediate Fury Title Shot! Dana White: Not Interested in Whyte-Ngannou, Not Thinking About Boxing Xander Zayas Draws Inspiration Through Friendship With Amanda Serrano Fury: If I Don't Get Joshua Fight After Wilder, I'll Give Dillian Whyte A Beating Jorge Linares: Ryan Garcia Has Talent, But He’s Not Ready For A Big Fight Now Hearn Aims To Resume 'Matchroom USA' Events in August Mike Tyson's Path Of Heavyweight Destruction Stands The Test Of Time Liam Paro Targets Jack Catterall Showdown, World Title Fight Jessie Vargas Reflects Back, Praises The Speed of Manny Pacquiao Errol Spence: No Tuneup - I Want a Top Guy in My Return! Boxing Without Boxing: Vassiliy Jirov vs. James Toney - 04/26/2003 Whyte Would Do Ngannou Two-Fight Deal: I'll Beat Him in Boxing and MMA! Spence on Next Three Fights - Garcia, Pacquiao, Then Crawford Hall of Famer Curtis Cokes, First Dallas Champion, Dies at Age 82 Whyte Shakes Head at Sulaiman's Position on Mike Tyson Comeback Carl Frampton Aims To Be Back End of July or Early August Jake Paul Under Heavy Fire Over Taping Content at Looting Site Haye: Usyk-Chisora Not Looking Likely For A While; Need Crowd For That Fight Tyson Fury Aims To Break Bank With Richest Deal In Boxing History Pascal: If Canelo Wants To Claim A Second Title At 175, I'm Right Here Joshua: I Got Beaten To A Pulp; But I Believe I’ll Go Down As This Generation’s Great Porter: I Guarantee A Rematch With Spence Would Be Much Better Fight Linares: Lomachenko Still Best At Lightweight; Don't Think Lopez Can Beat Him Golden Boy Prez: Our Intention Is To Return July 4, Fans Miss The Sport Boxing's Told You So Tales Guido Vianello Aims To Be The Next Italian Great at Heavyweight Fury: I've Spoken Plenty With Dana White, But I Don't Need To Fight UFC Guys Haye Supports Mike Tyson Return, But Urges Him To Stay Away From Younger Fighters Sergio Martinez: Ring Return is Not To Chase Canelo, Not Looking For Him Which Active Fighters Deserve To Be Called Great? Navarrete, Greer, Andrew Moloney To Headline Top Rank's ESPN Shows In June Tureano Johnson Targets Jaime Munguia Showdown
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement