2004-12-16 Vic Darchinyan w rsc 11 Irene Pacheco, Hard Rock Hotel, Hollywood, Florida, USA - IBF
2004-12-16 Vic Darchinyan w rsc 11 Irene Pacheco, Hard Rock Hotel, Hollywood, Florida, USA - IBF. Referee: Jorge Alonso. Having fought only six times in five years, the champion had great difficulty in holding off the ferocious Darchinyan (111½), who gave his rival no time to think as he bludgeoned his way forward. Although Pacheco (112) came back with some furious rallies in rounds five and six, Darchinyan was able to take what was on offer before coming back with shots of his own. Following an interruption between rounds eight and nine, due to fireworks going off in the outdoor arena, Pacheco started to drop his punches low, which saw him deducted three points in the ninth and tenth. Time was now running out for the champion, and after being dropped at the end of the tenth by a left hook Pacheco was taken out of the contest by the referee at 0.44 of the 11th when floored heavily by a similar punch.