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Veteran Vic keeps winning

Vic Darchinyan, a 36-year-old former three-time champion, has added another title to his long list.

The Armenian-born veteran, who has won eight “world” titles in three divisions, beat Luis Orlando Del Valle on points over ten rounds in Maschantucket, Connecticut, on Saturday night.

The victory, by 99-91 on two cards and 96-94, gave Darchinyan the NABF super-bantamweight title and improved his record to 38-5, with 27 knockouts. Del Valle fell to 16-1; 11.

Isaac Chilemba, a 25-year-old Malawian who is based in South Africa, beat Rayco Saunders on points over eight rounds in a light-heavyweight bout.

Chilemba, who won 80-72 on each of the cards, improved his record to 20-1, including 9 knockouts.

The 38-year-old Saunders dropped to 22-17-2; 9.

On the same card, Edwin Rodriguez (now 22-0; 15) stopped Jason Escalera (13-1-1; 12) in the eighth round to retain his USBA super-middleweight title.

Another veteran, heavyweight Danny Williams, lost in the fourth round to Christian Hammer in a tournament in Goettingen, Germany.

Hammer moved his record to 12-3; 8 and Williams now stands at 44-13; 22 after being stopped 1 minute 57 seconds into the fourth round. Hammer received the WBO Europa belt for his victory.

Geard Ajetovic (20-7-1; 10) won the WBO Europa super-middleweight belt when he stopped Chris Mafuta (11-3; 6) in the fourth round. Middleweight Goekalp Oezekler (14-1; 6) won on points over ten rounds against Albert Ayrapetyan (20-3; 9).

Another senior citizen of the ring, 32-year-old Julio Diaz, stopped Hector Sanchez in the fifth round of a lightweight bout in Indio, California.

The former two-time lightweight champion improved to 40-7, with 29 knockouts. Sanchez now stands at 19-3; 9.

Super-featherweight Roger Gonzalez (28-6; 18) won by majority decision over ten rounds against Andrew Cancio (14-2-2; 11). The scores were 96-94 on two cards and 95-95.

Another impressive Mexican, David Sanchez, knocked out Omar Rosales in the fifth round of a super-flyweight bout in Hermosillo . His record now stands at 23-2-0, with 18 knockouts. Rosales dropped to 18-4-1; 15.

On the same card, also at super-flyweight, Carlos Cuadras remained undefeated at 26-0; 22 when he stopped Ronald Barrera (31-10-2; 19) in the seventh round to take the WBC silver belt.

Super-bantamweight Drian Francisco (23-1-1; 18) was equally impressive when he knocked out Jose Carlos Vargas in the first round.


Patrick Majewski beat Latif Mundy in a middleweight rematch in Atlantic City , winning by majority decision – 98-92, 100-90, and 95-95.

Majewski, whose professional record improved to 20-1, with 13 knockouts, had won their first fight. This time he was cut near the left eye in the third round but held off Mundy (10-5; 4) to the end.

Junior middleweight Decarlo Perez (8-2-1; 3) stopped Shamone Alvarez (21-6; 12) in the third round.

Mexico City: WBC Latin flyweight champion Julian Rivera moved to 13-6; 2 when he beat Edgar Jimenez (15-8-1; 11) on points over twelve rounds – 117-112 on two cards and 117-111.

Detroit: Middleweight Darryl Cunningham beat Ray Darden by 99-91 on two cards and 98-92 to improve to 26-4; 10. Darden dropped to 11-24-1; 4.

Rosarito Baja, California: Antonio Lozada won the WBF welterweight title by stopping Daniel Valenzuela in the fourth round after knocking him down three. Lozada’s record now stands at 28-1; 24 and Valenzuela’s at 28-14-1; 16.


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