Vakhtang "Vic" Darchinyan
(; born 7 January 1976 in Vanadzor
) is an Armenian professional boxer
who is the former Undisputed WBA
& IBF super flyweight
World Champion. Darchinyan was also formerly the IBF
champion of the flyweight
, as well as captured 4 IBO titles in his career. He is a southpaw boxer, who currently trains with Angelo Hyder
. Previously, he was trained by former 3-division world champion, Jeff Fenech
and briefly Billy Hussein.
Darchinyan's amateur career was 158-18 record with 105 knockouts, Showtime URL
accessed 1 August 2006 fighting in many different countries , as he participated for Armenia in the 2000 Olympic Games
in Sydney, Australia
. He went to the third round in the 112 lb division before losing against Bulat Jumadilov
. Darchinyan moved to Australia after competing in the Olympics, eventually became an Australian citizen on 7 July 2004. Darchinyan turned pro at age 24 on 3 November 2000.
He won his IBF title on 16 December 2004, in his first fight in the United States
, beating respected champion Irene Pacheco
, via 11 round technical knock-out. He has made six successful defenses of the title winning all by stoppage.
In his third title defense, he displayed his power by knocking out Filipino challenger......