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Shaw Congratulates Armenian Hero Darchinyan for Landmark Victory

Gary Shaw of Gary Shaw Productions wishes to congratulate IBO bantamweight champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan (37-3-1, 27 KOs) for his dominant 12-round victory over Evans Mbamba (18-2, 9 KOs) at the Karen Demirchyan Sports Complex in Yerevan, Armenia, on Saturday.

Fighting as a professional for the first time in his native Armenia (in the first-ever professional boxing event ever held in the country), Darchinyan delighted over 12,000 screaming fans by battering the iron-jawed African for the duration of the contest.

The judges’ scores were 120-107 on two cards and 119-107 on the third.

“Vic is a superstar on the level of The Beatles in his homeland,” said Shaw, his proud promoter. “On the morning of the fight, he asked for Gatorade, which they don’t have in Armenia, and someone drove three hours just to get some for him. In fact, the President of the country was at the fight!”

In defeating Mbamba, Darchinyan successfully defended the IBO Bantamweight Championship he won by knocking out former IBF champ Yonnhy Perez in five rounds last April. He also maintains the mandatory WBA #1 position.

“From the day I started working with him, Vic has always wanted to fight in his homeland and I’m very happy he finally got that opportunity,” Shaw continued. “He’s a great champion and he’s been a terrific ambassador for Armenia and it’s just a great story to have the country’s number-one hero finally fight at home.”

Shaw says an announcement will be made shortly about Darchinyan’s next move.

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