Australian Darchinyan retains WBC, WBA titles
Australian Victor Darchinyan scored a unanimous decision against
Rodrigo Guerrero of Mexico City to retain his WBC and WBA super
flyweight titles Saturday night at The Show inside the Agua
The judges scored the bout 118-110, 117-111 and 120-108.
Darchinyan (34-2-1, 27 KOs), known for his spectacular
knockouts, couldn’t put down the tough Guerrero, whose head was
rocked back numerous times. The only time Guerrero (13-2-1) went
down was from a slip at the start of the 10th round.
Late in the bout, Darchinyan landed multiple heavy punches
against Guerrero, even knocking out the challenger’s mouthpiece in
the seventh round.
In the co-main event, Australian Lenny Zappavigna (23-0, 15 KOs)
claimed the vacant IBO lightweight championship with a unanimous
decision over Fernando Angulo (22-7, 14 KOs), who came into the
bout three pounds overweight.
Angulo, from Caracas, Venezuela, could not have won the title
because he failed to make weight.