Former multi-weight world champion Vic Darchinyan (40-7, 29 KO’s) is set to make his return to the ring against current WBA featherweight champion Jesus Cuellar (26-1, 20 KO’s) on Saturday June 6th.
The fight will be televised live on NBC as part of the Premiere Boxing Champions television series and will serve as an undercard fight for Robert Guerrero vs. Aaron Martinez at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
Vic Darchinyan has had a long extensive professional career and has accomplished many great feats.
He became the lineal champion at 112 and 115 lbs and until this day is the only fighter in boxing history to have unified titles in the 115 lb. division, going on to win another title at 118 lbs. He holds good wins over the likes of Irene Pacheco, Jorge Arce, Christian Mijares, Yonnhy Perez, and Luis Orlando Del Valle among many others.
Darchinyan has always brought an aggressive style into the ring and has always had good punching power. Fighting out of the southpaw stance, he stands at 5’5 ½ in height and possesses a 64 ½ inch reach, while bringing an awkward style, and impeccable mental toughness to the table.
However, as great a career Vic Darchinyan has had, the truth is he is well past his prime as a fighter. He is also fighting in a division (featherweight) that is not suited for him.
Vic Darchinyan’s best work was done at 112 and 115 lbs., and he will naturally be the smaller man going into this fight with Cuellar.
Jesus Cuellar, on the other hand, is the current WBA world featherweight champion. He stands at 5’6 in height and possesses a 68-inch reach. He is in his physical prime at 28 years of age and brings an aggressive style and punching power into the ring with him.
His two biggest wins come against Ruben Tamayo, and a washed up Juan Manuel Lopez. He has one loss, and it came against Oscar Escandon via 7th round TKO back in 2011.
To me, that is awful since I don’t regard Escandon very highly as a fighter to say the least. However, this fight promises action and excitement between two aggressive fighters with punching power on network television with a world title on the line. I will be looking forward to watching this fight like any other boxing fan!