Darchinyan Wins Fight, Represents Armenia

Darchinyan marks Genocide anniversary

LAS VEGAS—Wearing  a belt inscribed with “1915” Vic Darchinyan defeated Yonnhy Perez Saturday evening in a 12-round bantamweight fight .

After his win, Darchinyan highlighted the Armenian Genocide by highlighting the significance of the date and telling the story of the Armenian Genocide in his winning interview.

Clad in the Armenian tri-color, Darchinyan was won the fight because his opponent, was injured in his eye.

“Hayastan, Galis em” (Armenia, I’m coming) is how Darchinyan ended his interview.

Authors

Discussion Policy

Comments are welcomed and encouraged. Though you are fully responsible for the content you post, comments that include profanity, personal attacks or other inappropriate material will not be permitted. Asbarez reserves the right to block users who violate any of our posting standards and policies.

7 Comments

  1. Ararat said:

    It was an excellent fight and it took place in downtown Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre Saturday night. I’ve been following the careers of our great Armenian boxers, such as Vic Darchinyan, and this was one of his best performances since he moved up to the 118 lbs bantamweight division.

    In addition to Vic highlighting the significance of April 24-1915 in his post-fight interview, one of the well-known veteran broadcasters Al Bernstein very eloquently explained the meaning of the year 1915 printed on Vic’s hood upon his entrance into the ring.

    Great fight, congratulations Vic !

  2. Kirk said:

    After Kardashian,another example of true patriotism.
    A few minutes ago,an american friend of mine called from Florida and was asking what does it mean
    “1915” on the belt and “Armenian Genocide” after watching the boxing game.Then he did some research on the internet to find out more details.
    I call this Darchinyan Education for americans and Darchinyan Wake Up Call for so many celebrities with Armenian roots.

    • bigmoustache said:

      great example, even the smallest things, bumper stickers etc make a difference.

*

Top