Looks like age, and Shinsuke Yamanaka, have caught up with Vic Darchinyan. The 36 year-old former flyweight, super flyweight and bantamweight champion lost a unanimous decision in Japan on Friday to Yamanaka, a 29 year old southpaw from Japan who rises to 16-0 with the win.
The Australian-born Darchinyan, having lost his second straight UD12, drops to 37-5-1. In this battle of lefties, the Japanese boxer won out by scores of 117-111, 116-112, 116-112. Darchinyan carried the tussle early, but was cut on his right eye midway through, and the hometowner did the better work down the stretch.
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