ARMENIA'S VIC DARCHINYAN LOSES TO PANAMA'S ANSELMO MORENO
- Australian-Armenian boxer Vic Darchinyan has lost a unanimous points decision in his bantamweight world title unification bout to Panama's Anselmo Moreno, the Couriermail reported.
The 35-year-old Sydney-based IBO champion was the short-priced favourite heading into the bout at Anaheim's 19,000 seat Honda Center indoor arena, south of Los Angeles, and had vowed to knock Moreno out.
But the crafty Moreno, 26, was too elusive, ducking Darchinyan's wild blows and peppering Darchinyan with accurate jabs and bodyshots to retain his World Boxing Association title.
It is Armenian-born Darchinyan's third loss at bantamweight after moving up to the division in 2009 from the super flyweight and flyweight classes where he dominated.
Darchinyan drops to a 37 win (27 KO), four loss, one draw professional record.
Moreno, promoted by boxing great Oscar De La Hoya, improves to a 32 win (11 KO), one loss, one draw record.
Darchinyan plans to fight a mixed martial arts bout next year.
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