By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Unified world super flyweight champion Vic “Raging Bull’’ Darchinyan, who will attempt to become a world champion in a third weight class when he challenges IBF bantamweight champion Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko on Saturday, July 11, live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT), has replied to comments by Nonito Donaire and his promoter Bob Arum. “I will fight Nonito Donaire, anywhere and anytime, just make sure to bring a belt and don’t be afraid,” said Darchinyan. “Bob Arum likes to talk up his fighters, just to build them up. He was talking about me not being able to attract fans, more people came to watch me and Christian Mijares in the pouring rain than all his boys in the same division on the same night in Vegas.”
He continued, “I think the flies that Bob Arum’s talking about are buzzing around the dribble coming out of his and Donaire’s mouth. Bob Arum should be worrying about his fighters not putting plaster in their wraps, not talking about me after I bashed his golden boy Arce, he needs to find another money maker so he is pushing Donaire. Arce and Montiel would bash Donaire, they are both Bob Arum’s fighters but he keeps talking about me? Why? Because I give the fans what they want and he knows that’s what brings the money in.
“I have been around too long not to know when someone is trying to raise the value of their fighter. I have won six world titles and I am the only undisputed world champion. I don’t handpick my opponents, I will fight anyone, anytime, anywhere.
“If it wasn’t for the one loss I have had, I wouldn’t be where I am now. Thank you Nonito. I beat myself and I have learned, Let’s see how the “Filipino Fraud” goes against me in a rematch. If he can win a title at super flyweight or bantamweight, he can come and take my belts. I just hope his corner doesn’t stop the fight before he is knocked out cold.
“Bob Arum needs to remember one thing, I promised him, I will punish, destroy and knock out all his fighters last time against Arce, bring them on one by one, even bring two at a time, I’m here waiting. Stop singing it and start bringing it Mr. Arum, money talks and bullshit walks”.