16:19 01/02/2010

WBA and WBC unified champion Vic Darchinyan finally managed to find
his next opponent for March 6 in the US. The reasoning is simple:
Darchinyan's left-hand bombs are so lethal he has rival fighters
running scared. "I'm fighting on March 6 on the Arthur Abraham-Andre
Dirrell card, but up until today nobody has wanted to fight me,"
Darchinyan said. "It's been frustrating. They know my power and they
don't want to feel it. My last three opponents have cancelled. They
say it's because of money, but I think it's because they're scared.

I'm the champion and I don't care who I fight, I'll fight anybody."

The son of an Armenian Olympic wrestling coach, Darchinyan finally
landed an opponent last Friday in the form of Mexican Rodrigo
Guerrero. To defend his WBA and WBC world title belts, Darchinyan
intends to mix up his training regimen to try to improve his already
brutal punching power. The Sydney Olympian has been working with world
champion discuss thrower Dani Samuels to improve the fast-twitch muscle
fibres and explosive power in his legs. Parramatta Eels conditioning
gurus Hayden Knowles and Craig Catterick are supervising the new
lower-body program. "Vic doesn't need to work on his upper body,
boxing is enough for him in terms of maintenance there," Knowles
said. "But by working on the power from his legs, we believe we can
increase his power quite considerably."