Boxing Central
Dec 2 2004

Pacheco vs Darchinyan on Dec 16 - Admission free

Press Release
World championship boxing comes to Hollywood, FL with an exciting
lineup of bouts. The first card to hold a world championship fight in
Hollywood, FL features current IBF flyweight champion Irene Pacheco
facing undefeated challenger Vic Darchinyan. The card, to be held at
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino takes place Thursday, December
16, and will consist of six scheduled bouts. The title defense for
Pacheco is a reschedule from the September 3 date which was canceled
due to hurricane Francis. The event is being promoted by Warrior's
Boxing Promotions, Inc., in association with the Seminole Hard Rock
Hotel & Casino. The event is during the grand opening of the Seminole
Paradise outdoors at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The
world title fight is free to the public that attend the grand

IBF flyweight champion Irene Pacheco (30-0, 22 KOs) of Barranquilla,
Colombia defends his title against the mandatory challenger Vic
Darchinyan (21-0, 16 KOs) of Sydney, Australia in a 12 round
championship bout. Upon turning professional in 1993, Irene `Mambaco'
Pacheco has compiled an outstanding record. In 1999, Pacheco, the
5'7' southpaw, captured the vacant IBF Flyweight title in his 24th
professional bout by defeating Luis Cox Coronado by way of a ninth
round technical knockout in Pacheco's hometown of Barranquilla,

Since then, Pacheco has defended his title impressively six times
with four victories coming by way of knockout victory. Pacheco's
power and skill is unrivaled in the flyweight division. In his most
recent bout, Pacheco defeated Damean Kelly by way of a seventh round
knockout in September 2003. Pacheco was in control from the opening
bell and had Kelly down three times in round six. The December 16
bout against Vic Darchinyan will be Pacheco's fifth time fighting in
the United States. Pacheco has defended the IBF flyweight title four
times in the United States. At 33 years old, Pacheco is going strong
and is in the prime of his career.

Twenty-eight year old Vic Darchinyan (21-0, 16 KOs), is looking to
become world champion on December 16 when he faces Irene Pacheco for
the IBF Flyweight championship. Darchinyan, originally from Armenia,
now fights out of Australia under the promotion of former three-time
world champion Jeff Fenech. The undefeated Darchinyan might be the
toughest fight of Pacheco's career. Standing 5'5', the southpaw,
Darchinyan, has a reputation of being a punishing body puncher.

This could be key in slowing down the fast and skillful Pacheco. All
21 of Darchinyan's fights have taken place in Australia. September 3
will be Darchinyan's first world title challenge as well as his first
bout in the United States. Darchinyan, the former Australian and IBF
Pan Pacific Flyweight champion earned his mandatory position to fight
for the title by defeating Wande Chor Charoen of Thailand on December
12, 2003 by way of a fifth round knockout. Since then, Darchinyan
defeated Falazone Fidal, in April, by way of a second round technical
knockout in his final preparation bout for Pacheco.

The co-main event features up and coming heavyweight Kendrick
Releford. Releford (11-4-1, 5 KOs) the World Boxing Organization No.
15 rated heavyweight is coming off back to back wins over Ramon
Garbey and former North American Boxing Federation champion Elieser
Castillo. Despite the four losses, the 22 year old Releford, who
turned pro at 19 years old, is quickly becoming a strong contender.

The undercard features junior welterweight Juan Urango (13-0-1, 5
KOs) back in action for the first time since his draw with Mike
Arnoutis in August.

Admission is free. First bout is at 7:00 PM. For more information on
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