Top Armenian grandmaster Levon Aronian lost a good opportunity of containing his prime opponent in current chess as he lost to Norway’s Magnus Carlsen on Monday in Round 3 of a major international tournament in the Netherlands.
Former Armenian world boxing champion Vic Darchinyan, who turned 36 earlier this month, will fight, on April 1, against Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka for the WBC bantamweight title, according to media reports.
Germany-based professional boxer Arthur Abraham (33-3, 27 KOs) stopped Pablo Farias (19-2, 11 KOs) of Argentina early in his comeback fight on Saturday to reassert his credentials as a once unbeaten “Abra-hammer”.
The win at Baden-Arena, in Offenburg, Germany, enabled the 31-year-old Armenian to capture the vacant WBO European super middleweight title.
Armenian-American Mike Danielian, who starred in the basketball tournament at last year’s Pan-Armenian games in Yerevan, got off to a successful start in Germany’s professional league, helping his new team get a wafer-thin win against a traditional rival.