NO BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS FOR VIC DARCHINYAN

Seconds Out
Jan 7 2008

Vic "Raging Bull" Darchinyan

By Paul Upham: It was the 32nd birthday of Armenian born Vic Darchinyan
on Monday. You would not have known otherwise watching him train at
his gymnasium in Marrickville, Sydney. The former IBF/IBO flyweight
world champion was feverishly preparing for his IBF super flyweight
eliminator with Z Gorres.

There will be no birthday cakes today.

"I will celebrate after I win," Darchinyan 29-1 (23) told SecondsOut.

Want to know how hard Darchinyan works and how fearless he is in
training? Get this. He was sparring with Russian super middleweight
knockout specialist and good friend Victor Oganov, whose career
records stands at 26-1 (26).

The current IBO super flyweight world champion, "Raging Bull"
Darchinyan will face 25 year-old Z Gorres 27-2-1 (15) over twelve
rounds on February 2 at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel in Cebu City,
The Philippines.

"Gorres is a good fighter, but I am going to make him look like
nothing," predicted Darchinyan. "He gave Fernando Montiel a good
fight. I want to show him that he is nothing and all the other world
champions will see. It will be like before, no one will want to
fight me."