LOS ANGELES–In front of a supportive crowd of Armenian and Armenian-Americans at the Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, Vic Darchinyan (Armenia, 34-2) used his superior skills, power, and experience to batter Rodrigo Guerrero (Mexico, 13-2-1) en route to a unanimous decision victory.
Guerrero was fighting for the first time in the United States and in his first bout with left handed fighter, but was not phased by the spotlight and showed spunk in challenging Darchinyan with aggression through out the affair.
As the fight wore on Darchinyan, the WBC and WBA super flyweight title holder, was able to pepper Guerrero with barrages of punches and opened a cut on the challenger.
Though the champion was the clearly the stronger fighter, Guerrero would not fade into the night, taking everything Dachinyan delivered, and even giving back what he could.
Darchinyan seems en route to a rematch with world-class Filipino super flyweight Nonito Donaire, who defeated Vic via stunning knockout in 2007.