Another great victory!
In Berlin, Abraham was ahead on points on all three judges’ scorecards entering the 12th round. He ended Taylor’s night with a straight right hand that split the guard and dropped Taylor flat on his back. Taylor was counted out, making no attempt to get up, with just six seconds left.
“All the time I was trying to go for the knockout,” said Abraham, who earned two points for the win and one point for the KO. “I was waiting for the opportunity and it finally worked.
“It was a great fight, a great knockout. Taylor is a good fighter, but I am better,” Abraham concluded.
Taylor jabbed and maintained a high work rate throughout the fight, but was unable to land any effective, damaging punches with his right hand. He tried to work the body but strayed low on a few occasions. Taylor was penalized one point for a low blow in the sixth.
“I am a little hurt,” said Taylor after the fight, “but that comes with the territory. I was in the best shape of my life. He’s a very strong fighter. I give it up to him.” It was reported that Taylor went to the hospital and is being kept overnight for observation.
Abraham remains undefeated with 31 wins, 25 by knockout and will face Dirrell in Group Stage 2. Taylor drops to 28-4-1 (17 KOs) and will face Andre Ward next.
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IBF/WBA/WBC super flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan (32-1-1, 26 KOs) lost by points to the IBF bantamweight title from Joseph Agbeko (26-1, 22 KOs) on July 11 at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida.
IBF/WBA/WBC super flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan (32-1-1, 26 KOs) is looking forward to winning the IBF bantamweight title from Joseph Agbeko (26-1, 22 KOs) when they clash on July 11 at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida.
Darchinyan said. ” Maybe I stay for a year at bantamweight and unify the titles then move up a division – I want to win more world titles. People are talking because I am moving up to bantamweight that my power isn’t going to be enough but that is why I want to go to America and be more focused on my training and show the world my power is more than enough at bantamweight. Everyone knows I have a lot of power in my left. Now with all my sparring – I am more focused on my right and I can feel my right hand is very powerful now, too, and my sparring partners have told me this. My preparation has been very good and there is five and half weeks to go.”
Darchinyan will be sparring with WBA featherweight champion Chris John while he is in the USA. If Darchinyan is successful in winning the bantamweight championship he will equal Jeff Fenech as Australia’s three divisional world champion. He has already equalled Kostya Tszyu by holding all the major body belts of IBF/WBC/WBA. Darchinyan is managed by Elias Nasser and promoted by Gary Shaw.
The absolute world champion (WBC, IBF and WBA) in the first lightest weight, Armenian boxer Vakhtang Darchinyan entered the top ten of the best boxers of the world regardless of weight category.
According to the rating Pound For Pound (on 1 March 2009) published by the American magazine “The Ring”, Darchinyan is located on the tenth place. The head of top is ex-world champion in several weight classes Manny Pakyao (Philippines). After him in the list are situated Juan Manuel Marquez (Mexico), Bernard Hopkins (USA), Israel Vazquez (Mexico), Sheyn Moseley (USA), Rafael Marquez (Mexico), Ivan Calderon (Puerto Rico), Ricky Hatton (England), Celestino Caballero (Panama) and Vakhtang Darchinyan (Armenia).
Yes,he did it!!!
Our Vic Darchinyan once more proved that he is a great boxer.
Congratulations Vic from all armenians around the world!
Undisputed super flyweight champion Vаkhtang Darchinyan punished Jorge Arce with powerful left hooks from the opening bell on his way to an 11th-round knockout Saturday night.
Darchinyan retained his WBA, WBC and IBF belts with the victory over the determined but outclassed Arce.
Arce’s face was covered with blood and his knees were buckling as he took punches on the ropes in the closing seconds of the 11th round. The ring physician examined a gash near the fighter’s right eye and determined he should not come out for the 12th.
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Vik Darchinyan did it!
The right cross and left hook in the 9th round knocked-out Mijares.
All three judges had the same points – 79-72, which means that Mijares has won only one round of 9.
Vik got 3 belts (IBF, WBO, WBC) and ranked first in the history of boxing absolute champion in super flyweight
Armenian team finilized its participation at the Olympic games with the six bronze medal. Last bronze came from boxer Hrachya Javakhyan!!! One bronze per each half-milion people in Armenia:)
The table below shows all armenian medalists.