Vic Darchinyan & Gary Shaw
This past Saturday, former three division world champion,
Vic "Raging Bull" Darchinyan (38-5-1, 27 KOs), resurrected
his career with a dominating victory against previous
unbeaten Puerto Rican contender, Luis Orlando Del Valle
(16-1, 11 KOs). With the gutty win, Darchinyan roars back
into world title contention as he captured the vacant NABF
title in the super bantamweight division.
After becoming a world champion in multiple divisions,
Darchinyan's win against Del Valle was his first at the
super bantamweight division. Many opportunities arise with
"I felt very strong coming into this fight and I was in
great shape." said Darchinyan. "I'm going to campaign at
super bantamweight moving forward and I believe I still have
the power to keep my opponents honest."
Darchinyan felt that coming into this fight as the underdog,
was a slap in the face.
"I could not believe that I was the underdog coming into
this fight." continued Darchinyan, "I was thinking, what has
this kid done to be the favorite against a fighter who's won
eight world championships. It really surprised me that I
wasn't the main event and that the fight was only a
10-rounder. All this inspired me to prove everyone wrong and
dominate this fight. Now I'm calling out all
Darchinyan's promoter, Gary Shaw, feels Vic has a lot of
fight left in him and believes he should be next in line to
fight all champions in every sanctioning organization.
"Look for Darchinyan to be in a big fight next time he steps
in the ring because he showed everyone he can still fight at
the elite level," stated Gary Shaw. "In his astonishing
career, he's faced the best challenges that have come his
way and his win against a very talented young fighter in Del
Valle, is proof he can fight at the championship level."
"Darchinyan and his thrilling style is responsible for
bringing the little guys back to TV and in the limelight. I
believe when Vic hangs up the gloves he will be a first
ballot Hall of Famer."