Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 9/30/14
Vic Darchinyan has been defeated by Shinsuke Yamanaka in a WBC bantamweight title fight held in Japan. Darchinyan now drops to 37 (27) - 5 - 1, while Yamanaka improves to 16 (11)- 0 -2. The undefeated Yamanaka made the first defense of his strap with scores of 116-112, 116-112 and 117-111 for a unanimous decision win. His youth and his size clearly played a major part in the win, as Darchinyan's struggles the 118-lb division continue. Credit: Bret Newton Darchinyan has now lost two fights in a row and three of his last five. It was also his third failed attempt at winning an elusive title in the bantamweight division. He's just 3-4 as a bantamweight fighter, as his age has caught up with him, and his power and strength prove to not be the advantages they were for him at his previous weights. The loss will have many people asking what's next for Darchinyan. He has previously expressed an interest in getting involved in mixed martial arts. Before the Yamanaka fight, he was also ca...

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