Vic Darchinyan, the Unified Super Flyweight Champion, has not only made harsh comments to his next opponent, WBA Interim Super flyweight Champion Jorge Arce, he's went as far as attacking all Mexican fighters.
During an interview about the upcoming bout Darchinyan said:
"I can't get enough of Mexican fighters. They bounce real good off the canvas when I hit them. Let's see, I've stopped Cristian Mijares, Victor Burgos, and Luis Maldonado over the past two years. Unlike Jorge Arce, those three fighters were very tough hombres. Defeating Arce won't take much training. It won't even be a fight for me!"
Vic Darchinyan, known for his brash attitude and overwhelming confidence, has had very little difficulty proving himself. He holds a record of 31-1-1 (25 KO). His one loss came by the way of knockout in the fifth round by Nonito Donaire. Even after his defeat, he continues to win fights and capture titles, proving he is a championship-caliber fighter.
Darchinyan is the current WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO Undisputed Super Flyweight World Champion, following the path of fellow Australian boxing star Kostya Tszyu and matching former trainer Jeff French's three-time division championships.
Jorge Arce (49-4-1 with 37 KOs) is a dynamic fighter with the experience and power to defeat anyone at any time. With only one loss in his last 32 fights, he proves that he is a force to be reckon with.
He enjoys standing toe-to-toe and exchanging punches with his opponent. Arce once stated, "I like getting hit; it gives me fuel to hit back even harder."
Tiburcio Garcia, trainer of Jorge Arce, said that the remarks Vic Darchinyan made are going to hurt his chances to get the victory.
Boxers are known and even expected to make remarks to get under their opponent's skin and into their heads to affect their thinking in the ring. But, Arce's camp feels Darchinyan has crossed a dangerous line that he will pay for.
Jorge Arce also commented on how he always wondered how he would react if he was attacked this way by an opponent before the fight. After watching Floyd Mayweather Jr. adopt Roger Mayweather's ring entrance when he fought Oscar De La Hoya dressed as the Mexican Killer, and Ricky Hatton mimicking Mayweather during his entrance when he fought Jose Luis Castillo.
Arce feels he will use these remarks as fuel, and dare Darchinyan to trade punches with him in the middle of the ring or on the ropes. It will be another day in the playground: Darchinyan picks the fight and Jorge Arce will need to finish it, and it will all begin when he walks to the ring with the blow pop in his mouth and cowboy hat on his head.
Both fighters will be ready to throw thundering power punches, and throwing them in bunches. My prediction is that Darchinyan should be ready to use his newly found boxing dynamics that he recently added to his already skilled arsenal.
Arce should get in close and pressure Darchinyan using his overwhelming speed and combinations. This should wear out and eventually leave an opening to catch Darchinyan like it has been done before because of the wide punches he sometimes throws.
On Feb. 7, 2009, live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING we will find out which boxer will come out with the victory and become the Unified Super Flyweight Champion. I'm sure we won't be disappointed.