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VIC Darchinyan today joined the ranks of Australia’s greatest boxers by demolishing Russian Dimitri Kirilov to win a world title in a second weight division.The Sydney-based power puncher dominated the fight with his harder shots and knocked the champion down twice in the fifth round.
The Armenian-born fighter, who relocated to Sydney in 2000 after the Olympics, improved his professional record to 30-1-1 with 24 KOs.
Darchinyan said he was always confident he would win at least one professional world title after joining the paid ranks.
Kirilov, 29, couldn’t continue after the second knockdown and suffered his fourth defeat in 34 professional fights, dropping to 29-4-1.