SYDNEY, Aug 8
Vic Darchinyan proved he was ready for a world title fight with a
impressive points win over Mexican Alejandro Montiel in an world
title eliminator at Penrith Panthers club here tonight.
Armenian 2000 Olympic representative Darchinyan improved his perfect
professional record to 18 wins (14 by KO) with a lopsided unanimous
decision in the ten round international Boxing federation title
Darchinyan earned victory margins of 12, 16 and 17 points from the
judges as he completely outclassed Montiel whose record dropped to 47
victories and six defeats.
The victory is likely to give Darchinyan the No.1 ranking and put him
in line for a shot at Irene Pacheco.
Montiel, 32, who turned professional back in 1989, dropped a points
decision to IBF champion Pacheco in a title bout in his most recent
outing last November.
The 27-year-old Sydney fighter opened up cuts near the left eye on
the forehead of his outgunned opponent, consistently beating him to
the punch and hurting him with viciously left hand blows to the head
Darchinyan, who defeated former strawweight champion Wandee Chor
Charieon in his last fight, went into the fight rated number four by
the IBF, two places above Montiel.
World ranked junior middleweight Nader Hamdan rebounded from his last
fight loss with a unanimous ten round decision over old rival Josh
Hamdan improved his record to 33 wins (15 by KO) and one loss as he
recorded his fourth win in as many fights over fellow New South
A spate of early round stoppages marked the earlier bouts on the Jeff
Nedal Hussein, top ten ranked at super bantam weight by all four
major organisations, stopped Argentinian Marcelo Akermann in the
Russian super middleweight Victor Oganov made it 21 KO wins from as
many bouts with a second round stoppage Paul Smallman.
World ranked super featherweight Gairy St Clair notched a fourth
round stoppage of over matched Indonesian Untong Ortega.