World super flyweight champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan weighed in at 123.6 pounds for his WBC-mandated 30-day weigh-in, well below the maximum limit of 127 pounds. The weight was certified for the WBC by Gary Soo, M.D. Meanwhile, WBA interim super flyweight champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce scaled in at 122.4 pounds at his 30-day weigh-in.
Darchinyan (31-1-1, 25 KOs) and Arce (51-4-1, 39 KOs) will settle their bitter hostilities toward each other, once and for all on February 7 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Darchinyan will be making his first defense of the WBC, WBA and IBF 115-pound titles he unified when he knocked out defending WBC/WBA champion Cristian Mijares on November 1.
Their battle will be televised live nationally on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast.)
The broadcast will open with the NABO lightweight championship featuring Antonio DeMarco (19-1-1, 13 KOs) risking his three-year, 13-bout unbeaten streak and top-ten rating in a career-defining fight against the battle-tested Almazbek “Kid Diamond” Raiymkulov (27-1-1, 15 KOs), who is enjoying his own two-year winning streak.
Remaining tickets, priced from $35, can be purchased at the Honda Center box office, through Ticketmaster (all Ticketmaster outlets), by phone, 714-740-2000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.