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Darchinyan poised for Top Rank debut

Photos: Pete Susens

Former world championVic Darchinyan (38-5-1, 27 KOs) and two-time Mexican Olympian, Oscar Valdez (4-0, 3 KOs) got a light, final workout today at Dos Laredos Boxing Club in Laredo, Texas. The two will face separate opponents Saturday, with Darchinyan in the main event against rugged slugger Javier Gallo (18-6-1, 10 KOs) scheduled for ten rounds and Valdez facing Rocco Espinoza boxing out of Las Vegas. Espinoza is managed by former World Champion Cornelius Bosa Edwards. Saturday’s card is promoted by Top Rank.

Darchinyan, a native of Armenia, has held seven world titles, IBF 112, 115, IBO 112 115, WBC 115, WBA 115 and IBO 118 championship belts. If he gets past Gallo, Darchinyan could land an August 3 title shot against WBC super bantamweight king Victor Terrazas in Mexico City on the undercard of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s comeback fight.

Valdez, 22 years old fighting out of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico represented Mexico in both the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

Regular ticket prices are $15 (reserved) and $20 (box). VIP Field Tables (for 10 persons) are $500 and $750.

With a voucher from participating Laredo area Whataburger restaurants, GENERAL ADMISSION IS FREE or can be used to UPGRADE TO RESERVED SEATING for $5 or BOX SEATS for $10. Fans may purchase tickets or redeem Vouchers from Whataburger at the Uni-Trade Stadium Box Office. For more information or to reserve a VIP TABLE, call 956-753-6877.

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