Darchinyan, Agbeko ready to put words aside

Associated Press

Vic Darchinyan’s insults sting about as much as his punches, and considering he’s a four-time champion in two weight divisions, Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko wasn’t surprised at what he heard during the run-up to their bantamweight title fight on Saturday night.

“I think after this fight they are going to change my opponent’s name to Joseph ‘Chimpanzee’ Agbeko,” Darchinyan railed on a joint teleconference. “This is going to be the biggest mismatch. Where would you like me to hurt you most, in the body or in the face?”

Darchinyan will be trying to become a three-division champion when he moves up in weight to challenge Agbeko for his IBF title at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla.

Also on the stacked undercard, former cruiserweight champs Steve Cunningham and Wayne Braithwaite will fight for a mandatory chance at current titleholder Tomasz Adamek, and lightweights Tony DeMarco and Agnes Adjaho will be trying for a shot at WBC champion Edwin Valero. Welterweights Ivan Kirpa and Miguel Rodriguez will also be in the ring…Continue Reading