Armenian professional boxer Vic Darchinyan kept his career alive with a 10-round unanimous decision over undefeated junior featherweight prospect Luis Orlando Del Valleo to capture the NABF super bantamweight title. The scores were 99-91, 99-91 and 96-94.
This was an all action fight that showcased a vintage “Raging Bull” who controlled the majority of the action by occasionally out-boxing and frequently out brawling Del Valle who seemed unable to handle on the awkward style and craftiness of Darchinyan. The 36-year-old veteran outlanded the Puerto Rican standout in power punches in every round, but Del Valle never stopped trying to win, which made for an entertaining fight.
“I’m back,” Darchinyan exuded. “I feel good at this weight; I feel strong. I worked very hard. He’s a tough kid. I just felt I was in a different class than him.”