For years Vic Darchinyan has represented Armenia on professional ring with honor. This boxer was able to celebrate very memorable, important and significant victories.
Vic told Mediamax Sport how he became an Absolute World Champion for Unforgettable victory series.
I had a fight against WBA and WBC flyweight World Champion Cristian Mijares in 2008, USA. I owned IBF belt back then.
The majority of the group of 30 media representatives and box expert believed in the victory of my competitor. Only 3 people voted for me, and by the way, they were Australians. No one believed in me, only I myself knew that I was going to win and take my competitor’s two belts.
It was not an easy bout; I felt from the very first round that he was a great athlete. I was very confident that day and I knocked him out, as promised. Mijares could not do anything in the 9th round. He fell from another accurate hit and the referee had to stop the bout.
I became an Absolute World Champion, and there was no Absolute World Champion in my weight category those days.
I can’t describe my feelings, I was glad and happy, I reached my goal and showed everyone that all the experts were wrong; it was me, not Mijares, who won.
I have won another 8 belts, but I am never satisfied, and I always aspire for more. Now I am trying to gain one more belt, after which I will leave boxing.
Gohar Nalbandyan talked to Vic Darchinyan