Artem Dalakian, one of those people titleholders who was especially strike by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the outcomes, miraculously showed no indicators of rust soon after twenty-a single months absent from the ring,
He dominated Luis “El Nica” Concepcion on rate to a ninth-round stoppage in the fifth defense of his WBA flyweight title. The fight took location at the AKKO Worldwide in Kiev, Ukraine, and headlined the party, promoted by the Union Boxing Promotions.
Dalakian, not a spring hen at 34, acquired his belt in a stylish street earn in excess of the American beloved and multi-time champion Brian Viloria in February 2018. He defended his belt 4 situations at home with lowering frequency but the previous time he experienced been observed in the ring was in February 2020, having gained a workmanlike choice more than unheralded import Josber Perez.
The simple fact is that ‘El Nica’ had fought a person day right before Dalakian, therefore owning a layoff of the very same length. El Nica, like a phoenix, resurrected his job when once more that day, stopping Colombian Rober Barrera in a arrive-from-at the rear of fashion. Concepcion, now 36, acquired a vacant WBA Interim-title from the win, practically nine several years given that he held the exact same belt before his TKO losses to Hernan Marquez. The title he experienced received that working day, was afterwards degraded to the #1 position in the WBA scores adhering to a the latest marketing campaign to cut down a variety of belts by the sanctioning entire body.
As usually, the Panamanian veteran started off aggressively. The former WBA super flyweight titleholder took the middle of the ring and chased Dalakian, which suited the latter, a pure counterpuncher. Dalakian moved perfectly and quickly avoided risk in the initial, scoring with back again-fire on event. The second was a great deal of the exact, generally the Dalakian’s round. Concepcion scored with many punches at the stop of the spherical but the closing three-punch combo was delivered by the Ukrainian.
In spherical a few, it grew to become clear that El Nica’s punches had been felt well by the Ukrainian. Having said that, Artem moved properly to stay away from needless damage and scored in return. He clinched any time Concepcion was able to get within. The fourth was a little bit of clinchfest, which was fought largely on even phrases.
Dalakian rallied in the fifth, scoring with a number of multipunch combinations, and now Concepcion was forced to request salvation in the clinch. Later on on, Dalakian linked with a series of punches, punctuated with a push by his left hand. Down went Concepcion for a knockdown. The rest of the round was fought on even terms, and neither boxer bought an higher hand. The Panamanian was rocked all over again at the starting of the sixth but sensing he was not prepared to go just nevertheless, Dalakian took his foot off the gasoline pedal.
The Ukrainian ran to (and into) Concepcion in the seventh. He was calmed by a counter and ongoing to box in a extra calculated design. The late surge by Dalakian virtually pressured an additional knockdown but the Panamanian weathered the storm. However, Dalakian was a company common of the ring at that issue. He continued to dismantle the guest fighter in the eighth but was unable to get the career finished.
It was in the ninth, when the fight was more than. Dalakian right away jumped at his opponent and dropped him challenging. As quickly as Concepcion was up, he ongoing to get a beating until finally the Panamanian’s corner threw in a towel.
With the acquire, rarely battling however commonly large punching Dalakian enhances to 21-, with 15 KOs. Concepcion is now 39-9, with 28 KOs.