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Rojas poised for Darchinyan

Photo: Rafael Soto/Promociones Zanfer
Photo: Rafael Soto/Promociones Zanfer

He knows about his rivals reputation but to Tomas Rojas, Vic Darchinyan represents the opportunity of a lifetime. “I’m very happy and motivated to be facing Vic Darchinyan, and believe me, he dose not intimidate me at all,” said Tomas Rojas, the WBC interim super flyweight champion about his championship bout against Darchiyan on Saturday, December 12 at the Casino Agua Caliente in Racho Mirage, California. The bout will be telecast by Showtime.

“I have to fight smart and utilize my longer reach and speed. I’m taller and I have to take advantage of that. He is a wild brawler and very dangerous because of his power, but I believe I have the skills and the experience to defeat him,” said Rojas from his training camp in Veracruz.

Rojas (32-11-1, 22 KOs) feels that facing someone like Darchinyan (32-2-1, 26 KOs) who is the WBC regular super flyweight champion its a career best for him.

“It’s the most important fight of my career without a doubt. On Thursday I will be in Mexico City to meet the press, on Friday I will fly to Tijuana and from there we will drive to Rancho Mirage on Monday to be ready for the press conference and weight-in,” said Rojas who on October 24 in his hometown of Veracruz defended his title successfully against Evans Mbamba whom he knocked down twice in route to a unanimous 12 round decision.

Rojas is the second Mexican from the state of Veracruz to win a world title, the first was Cruz Carbajabal, took three days off after his victory over Mbamba, before starting training for his fight against Darchinyan.

“I have not rested since my last fight, because I know how important this fight is. I want to come in the best possible shape. I had good sparring with Orlando Salido and Cruz Carbajal, who have power and know how to make me work inside the ring. I dedicated his fight to our governor Fidel Herrera and to all of Mexico,” said Rojas.

Rojas is promoted by Promociones Zanfer.

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