Boxing

Darchinyan Wants Pacquiao—What Was He Thinking?

Greggy RomualdezCorrespondent IFebruary 17, 2009

In what could be one of the most ridiculous call-outs in recent boxing history, super-flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan said he wants to fight  pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao, now campaigning in the light-welterweight ranks.

If such a ludicrous scenario were to take place, this would mean Vic having to climb six weight classes.  The equivalent of Pacquiao fighting Joe Calzaghe.

Before Darchinyan thinks of taking such an ambitious leap, perhaps he should first think of avenging his crushing defeat to another Filipino, Nonito Donaire who himself is a flyweight champion.

Given that the Pacman started fighting as a flyweight, it took him well over 10 years to reach the the higher weight classes (lightweight, light-welter).  And remember, Pacquiao is pound for pound king.  Such a feat is a rarity that cannot as easily be duplicated on a whim.

Granted, Vic is an exceptionally talented fighter with a baffling fighting style and everyone would want to fight Pacquiao for a big pay-day.  But to call out the pound for pound king who is six weight classes higher does not make much sense.  None at all.  Such a right, if at all, must be earned.  He has yet to clean out the best fighters in his own weight division.

Assuming for arguments sake that Vic does go up in weight to fight the Pacman, it will not be a very pretty sight.  Pacquiao will annihilate him with much ease.  The cleaners will be working overtime scraping bits and pieces of Darch from the canvas.

If he could fight just as well as he could mouth off inanities, maybe, just maybe, he will stand a chance against Donaire.

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