August 4, 2011 - 16:07 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - It’s been a week since Armenian-born IBO bantamweight champion Vic Darchinyan started training in preparation for the oncoming clash against Namibian boxer Paulus Ambunda at Tsakhkadzor sports base in Armenia.
As Darchinyan’s coach Vazgen Badalyan said in a conversation with a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter, “the training is going well, with favorable climate promoting strong results. Boxers are ready for good performance, with the physical training held in the 1st stage, and technical training reserved for the 2nd stage of preparations. Vic has some weight issues; yet he’ll be able to reach an optimum weight should he loose some 2 weeks before the combat.
According to the coach, Darchinyan started training back in Australia, so the boxer is continuing in the same spirit.
“On August 4, Darchinyan had a sparring session with heavyweight boxers Azat Hovhannisyan and Gabriel Tolmajyan, who’ll also combat on September 3 at Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex in Yerevan.
“Guys are in good physical shape. They perform in higher weight categories, which is very suitable in Vic’s training. Vic has a strong punch and usually spars with heavier rivals,” Badalyan said.
According to the coach, Darchinyan is a workaholic; he does his best to be able to defend his title, knowing the rival’s strength and aggressive style.
As Badalyan noted, the combat will become a true treat to Darchinyan’s fans in Armenia. “I hope the clash will inspire beginner sportsmen to go into amateur and professional box. Fans should prepare to see wonderful fights on September 3,” Badalyan concluded.