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Darchinyan to make third title defense at 112

Vic Darchinyan (24-0, 19 knockouts) seeks to defend his 112-pound crown against Diosdado Gabi (26-2-1, 19) of the Philippines in Santa Ynez, Calif., on Friday.

Originally Published: March 1, 2006
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Flyweight champ Vic Darchinyan is from Armenia and lives in Australia, but now the pint-sized powerhouse is ready to conquer America.

Darchinyan (24-0, 19 KOs) will make the third defense of his 112-pound crown against Diosdado Gabi (26-2-1, 19) of the Philippines at the Chumash resort in Santa Ynez, Calif., on Friday night (11 ET/PT) in the main event of Showtime's "ShoBox: The New Generation" card.

With his aggressive, power-punching style, Darchinyan is one of the biggest hitters ...

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