DARCHINYAN TO FIGHT KIRILOV

Special Broadcasting Service
Aug 1 2008
Australia

Armenian-born Australian Vic Darchinyan will challenge Russia's Dmitri
Kirilov for his International Boxing Federation super flyweight crown
in Washington on Saturday.

Kirilov, 29-3 with one draw and nine knockouts, makes his second
defence of the title although he is still looking for his first victory
as champion. He fought Mexico's Cecilio Santos to a draw last February.

Southpaw Darchinyan, 29-1-1 with 23 knockouts, is a former IBF
flyweight champion who defended that division's crown six times before
losing the title to Filipino star Nonito Donaire.

Donaire stopped Darchinyan in the fifth round in July of last
year. Kirilov, trained by Freddie Roach, took the IBF crown by
defeating American Jose Navarro last October.