World super flyweight champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan (32-1, 26 KOs), arrived in Sunrise, Florida today where he will challenge International Boxing Federation (IBF) bantamweight champion Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko (26-1, 22 KOs), on Saturday night. “King Kong will be playing second banana to the real star of Saturday night’s big event,” said Darchinyan, a native of Armenia who hails from Australia, already a two-division world champion. “Everyone knows I’m the top banana of this show. I’m the star because I’m the best. No matter how many times they remake “King Kong” the ending is always the same…it’s beauty that kills beast. And who’s more beautiful in the ring than I am?”
“Sunrise will be the site of Agbeko’s title reign sunset,” added Gary Shaw, Darchinyan’s promoter. “King Kong won’t be able to climb up the Empire State Building to escape Vic’s two-fisted attack on Saturday night.”
The Agbeko-Darchinyan world title tilt will be broadcast live from the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). The broadcast will open with the World Boxing Council (WBC) lightweight title elimination bout between top contenders Antonio DeMarco and Anges Adjaho.
Remaining tickets, priced at $75, $40, $25 and $10 (with a limited number of Golden Circle seats available at $200), can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets and the BankAtlantic Center box office. To charge by phone call (800) 745-300 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.