Vic Darchinyan retains flyweight titles

Armenian-born but fighting out of Sydney, Australia, Vic Darchinyan (26-0, 21 KOs) retained his IBF and IBO flyweight titles in Las Vegas Saturday night with a stoppage at 1:38 of the eighth round over Mexicali, Mexico’s Luis Maldonado (33-1-1, 25 KOs).

The 5-foot-5, 112-pound southpaw champ cut Maldonado over the right eyelid in the third round and put him to the canvas in the sixth.

Darchinyan admitted after the fight, I feel very good, very comfortable, very happy.

The very good, very comfortable, and very happy Darchinyan also remains very undefeated.

The Darchinyan-Maldonado bout received top billing on Showtime and at Caesars Las Vegas after the cancellation of the highly anticipated main event between Diego Corrales and Jose Luis Castillo, because of Castillo’s inability to make the 135 lb. lightweight limit.