x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Darchinyan retains titles with TKO

The Australia-based Armenian Vic Darchinyan stopped Mexico's Jorge Arce to retain his IBF, WBA, and WBC super flyweight titles on Saturday night.

Vic Darchinyan, left, lands a punch on Jorge Arce.
Vic Darchinyan, left, lands a punch on Jorge Arce.

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA // The Australia-based Armenian Vic Darchinyan stopped Mexico's Jorge Arce to retain his IBF, WBA, and WBC super flyweight titles on Saturday night. The fight ended after the eleventh round when the ringside physician ruled that Arce could not continue because of a severe cut above his right eye. Darchinyan dominated throughout, keeping Arce at bay with a stiff southpaw jab and punishing him with straight left hands and uppercuts as Arce lunged forward.

Although Arce had some success in the early rounds, Darchinyan's powerful blows progressively took their toll, and in the final rounds of the contest, Arce looked ragged. A Darchinyan left hand in the eleventh round opened the cut that ended the contest. *Reuters