Most Boxers Say They'll Fight
Vic Darchinyan Means It
Ask any boxer and the standard line is they will fight
But throughout the lead up to his clash tonight with former
International Boxing Federation (IBF) bantamweight champion
Yonnhy "El Colombiano" Perez, in the main event of SHOWTIME
CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING's broadcast (10:30 p.m. ET/PT, delayed
on the West Coast) from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los
Angeles, Two-division world champion Vic "Raging Bull"
Darchinyan has been hammering the point.
"After this fight, if I don't get a title shot at 118, I
will move up to 122; I will move down to 115. Doesn't
In fact, at the fighter meeting with the Showtime crew,
Darchinyan offered (jokingly) to fight color commentator
"Vic is a true warrior," said his promoter, Gary Shaw of
Gary Shaw Productions. "When Joseph Agbeko first fell out of
his fight with Abner Mares, Vic offered right away to fight
both Perez and Mares on the same night. That's just the kind
of guy he is."
Darchinyan has vowed to dispense with the boxing skills he
displayed in his last fight, a close loss to Mares, and go
back to what he knows. "No more skills. After this fight
everyone will be talking about my power again."
Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $75, $50 and $25, are on sale
at Ticketmaster.com, via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines
(800) 745-3000 and at STAPLES Center Box Office. Doors at
Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE open at 4 p.m. PT. The first
non-televised undercard fight starts at 5 p.m.