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Darchinyan outclasses Arce, stops him after 11 rounds

Vic_medium We will have much, much more tomorrow on tonight's highly enjoyable Showtime card, but for now let's sum it up quickly.

Vic Darchinyan (32-1-1, 26 KO) stopped Jorge Arce (51-5-1, 39 KO) at the end of 11 rounds, dominating the fight and outclassing the tough Mexican challenger to retain his WBC, WBA and IBF junior bantamweight titles.

After the fight, Jim Gray interviewed Vic Darchinyan to the dismay of us all, and asked Darchinyan if he would like a rematch with Nonito Donaire. Before Darchinyan could even answer, obnoxious Gary Shaw jumped into the conversation to put the kibosh on that idea because of Donaire's "disloyalty." Whatever, Gary; maybe you should've gotten him some fights and not treated him like a red-headed stepchild for beating the hell out of your favorite fighter.

Shaw said he could get Darchinyan a fight with Fernando Montiel (who has moved up to 118 pounds) or 122-pounders Israel Vazquez or Rafael Marquez. Darchinyan badly wants a rematch with Donaire, for the record.

Arce complained of illegal blows from Darchinyan, but said he'd like a rematch. There's no point. Arce got smoked.

In a competitive, entertaining undercard fight, Antonio DeMarco got a medical stoppage over Almazbek "Kid Diamond" Raiymkulov after nine rounds when Raiymkulov apparently had suffered a broken nose. Lots of hard shots landed in that fight, which was probably the better of the two for the night, though Darchinyan-Arce had some flashes of being the fight it could've been a few years ago.

Again, come back tomorrow for much more, and for a look at what Darchinyan could move on to do next.

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