Unbeaten Ukrainian WBA Flyweight World champion Artem Dalakian (20-0, 14 KO’s) can’t wait to climb into the ring for the 5th defense of his black and golden belt against Panamanian slugger former champion Luis “El Nica” Concepcion (39-8, 28 KO’s), a clash set for Saturday, November 20, in Kiev, Ukraine.
The rumble will unfold at the plush ACCO International Center in a production of Union Boxing Promotion, the fighting outfit that won the bidding to organize the exciting battle for boxing fans in Ukraine.
Dalakian – the tough Ukrainian of Armenian descent – claimed his WBA 112-pound world title by soundly defeating Filipino Brian Viloria in February of 2018 at the Forum in Inglewood, California.
After that, the undefeated Dalakian, 34, has made 4 successful title defenses, including a devastating eight round TKO victory over Thai warrior Sirichai Thaiyen (59-4, 40 KO’s).
But the challenger, “El Nica” Concepción is possibly getting his final crack at a world title.
The battle-tested relentless coming-forward fighter is former 2-division world champion with TNT power in his fists.
Because of that, the experienced Panamanian is now # 1 in the WBA Flyweight rankings as well as mandatory contender; and fans are wondering who will pull off the win, the hometown defending world champion... or the visiting hard-hitting warrior?
The author Carlos Costa is a veteran boxing reporter with lifetime passion for the sweet science. Carlos can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and WhatsApp +639184538152.