Friday, February 6, 2009

Arce Vs. Darchinyan: The Sparks Are Flying Feb 7

Darchinyan's got the punch in this 115 pound battle but he's very unorthodox in his approach. Unless he gets to Arce early with power, he's going to make mistakes, and Arce will capitalize on them. Arce's nickname is "El Travieso"--that describes him to a "T." Travieso means "trouble." Jorge bristles with trouble, an enfant terrible of the boxing ring, and is inclined to enter the ring riding stallions with a lollipop in his mouth. My greatest nightmare is to have Ricardo Mayorga and Jorge Arce show up at my house for dinner unannounced. I'd need lots of Valium. Darchinyan toutes his win over Christian Mijares as the main reason he'll beat Arce. Remember that it was Mijares who upset Arces earlier on. But Arces doesn't like that sort of fan base calculation and isn't giving an iota of respect to the Armenian:


"Darchinyan's greatest strength is his mouth. I am not intimidated by the devil; why would I be intimidated by him? His biggest weakness is his chin. When he gets hit flush, he doesn't get up."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can you believe Arce tried to use all the elbow's Darchinyan gave him as a reason for his loss..I didn't see a single elbow and I also couldn't believe his comments after the fight.. Darchinyan destroyed him, and it's a miracle Arce didn't get knocked out..

moeursalen said...

I saw a couple of elbows thrown in but they were typical defensive types of things fighters do when somebody's in close. Vic wasn't trying to bang Arce out with his elbows--he didn't need to--he was banging him out with punches. Your hit on it is right--I expected way more from Arce. It's lucky he wasn't KOd. He was barely hanging...