Vic Darchinyan and promoter Gary Shaw are making plans for a next fight depending on Showtime's approval, with Darchinyan defending his WBC junior bantamweight title against Tomas Rojas.
Rojas (31-11-1, 22 KO) is a 29-year old Mexican southpaw who has lost to all of the best fighters he's faced, a list that includes past Darchinyan victims Cristian Mijares and Jorge Arce, plus Anselmo Moreno, Luis Maldonado and Gerry Penalosa. He is not really a viable threat to Darchinyan in all likelihood, but he has a good chin (stopped once on a body shot from Arce) and would be a decent rebound opponent. He also holds the interim WBC title, so it's a sanctioning body thing, too. He's won six in a row since losing to Arce, but against iffy competition.
This would be a "get back in the game" fight for Darchinyan, no doubt about it, and after a win he would likely look to set up something bigger. 115 is a fairly barren division at the time, with the only real threats to Darchinyan at the weight being Nonito Donaire, Z Gorres or Alexander Munoz. Donaire is moving up to 115 on August 15, and Munoz only has name value in Japan and Venezuela, and Darchinyan already fought Gorres to a controversial draw.