By Paul Upham in Marrickville: WBC/WBA/IBF junior bantamweight boxing world champion Vic Darchinyan
held his final training session and press conference in Australia on Tuesday. The “Raging Bull” heads to America on Wednesday to finalise his preparation for his world title defence against Jorge Arce
on February 7 at The Pond in Anaheim, California, televised live in the USA on Showtime Championship Boxing.
“I am a maximum 60% so far,” Darchinyan told SecondsOut. “I have been running hard and my fitness will be at its peak over the next few weeks. I am ready for this fight after all of my sparring so far. I have been working on my foot work and tactics.”
In Las Vegas, 33 year-old Darchinyan 31-1-1 (25) will concentrate on pushing himself to be fast and sharp.
“I won’t be doing lots of sparring,” he said, “but quality sparring with other world champions. I will be training with my coach from Armenia Vazgen Badalyan and we will work on my tactics for this fight.”
Coming off his career best win over Cristian Mijares
last November, Darchinyan is promising another eye catching victory over 29 year-old Mexican Arce 51-4-1 (39).
“I read at SecondsOut.com that I am pound for pound No.10,” Darchinyan said. “After seeing my next fight with Arce, you will be moving me up even higher on that list.”