DEL VALLE NOT READY FOR DARCHINYAN
Rob Soucy @ ringside
Results from Connecticut
Vic Darchinyan W10 Luis Orlando Del Valle... In a fight that turned out to be much better than most thought it would, Vic Darchinian won a hard fought decision over a game but outgunned Luis Orlando Del Valle in Connecticut's Foxwoods Casino. Del Valle, the better pure boxer, surprisingly chose to stand in front of Darchinyan for the majority of the bout and it cost him. Darchinyan (38-5-1) fought the way he does every time out, very unconventional, throwing left hand bombs from various angles. He was able to rock Del Valle (16-1) a few times over the course of the bout and outworked him throughout. Del Valle stayed in front of Darchinyan and traded punches but was beaten to the punch much more often than not. In the ninth round, Del Valle had a chance to win the fight when he hurt Darchinyan badly with a left hook to the chin. Darchinyan survived the remaining 45 seconds in the round and stayed out of trouble in the tenth and final rounds. The fight was not tough to score, and Darchinyan received a unanimous decision by scores of 98-92 (twice) and 96-94. With the win, Darchinyan, a former two-division champ, remains relevant in the 122-pound division while Del Valle must regroup after his first defeat.
Antonin Decarie TKO6 Alex Perez... Canadian welterweight Antonin Decarie improved to 27-1 by stopping Alex Perez in the sixth round. Decarie is not known as a huge puncher, and rang up just his eighth stoppage. Perez fell to 16-1.
Isaac Chilemba W8 Rayco Saunders (scores: 80-72 thrice)
Sonya Lamonikas W6 Tanzee Daniels (scores 57-57, 59-55 twice)
Luis Rosa TKO6 Victor Velenzuela
Ryan Kielczweski W6 Jeremy McLaurin (scores: 59-55, 60-54 twice)
Danny O'Connor TKO3 Josh Sosa