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Darchinyan, whose last opponent ended up in a medically induced coma, was supposed to supply the knockout power. But Donaire (18-1, 11 KOs) hit Darchinyan (28-1, 22 KOs) flush with a left hook to the head.
Darchinyan struggled to get up, but he fell into the ropes as referee Eddie Claudio stopped the fight. “I came in here as an underdog and nobody believed in me but I did it”, Donaire added.