Vic Darchinyan is fast with his mouth, yet he is much faster with his fists. That he proved Saturday night when he annihilated Jorge "El Travieso" Arce in front of 5,450 spectators at the Honda Center.
The ringside physician recommended to referee Lou Moret that a cut on Arce’s right eye was too serious to allow him to come out for the 12th.
Darchinyan punished Arce from the beginning till the end with left uppercuts that somehow weakened the already war-torn Arce, in what turned out to be a one-sided affair.
Arce's "will" just didn't play out against Darchinyan's "skill."
Nonetheless, my hats off to both fighters: Darchinyan for establishing himself as one of the best pound for pound fighters in boxing; and to the grand old man Arce, who just won't surrender—credit to his great chin and a much greater heart.
Darchinyan improves to 32-1-1 with 26 knockouts.
A rematch with Nonito Donaire?