Artem Dalakian defending against Thawornkham this weekend in Kiev

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Artem Dalakian defending against Thawornkham this weekend in Kiev
Artem Dalakian defending against Thawornkham this weekend in Kiev. Photo: Tom Hogan

World Boxing Association (WBA) World Flyweight Champion Artem Dalakian is set to take on Thai challenger Sarawut Thawornkham this Saturday, June 15th.

The fight will take place on Dalakian’s home turf at the Parkovy Convention Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, and will be Dalakian’s third defense of his title – also his third defense in his native country.

Dalakian won the title in February of 2018 at the Forum in Inglewood, California, when he impressed the judges and fans while winning a unanimous decision over longtime veteran Brian Viloria.

Since then, Dalakian has chosen to defend his title on his native soil, and will do so once again against a fairly unknown challenger.

Thawornkham comes into the fight having scored a KO over Crison Omayao in October of last year. Thawornkham has only lost one time as a professional; his very first fight in 2014.

Artem Dalakian has a perfect professional record of 18 wins, no losses, and 13 wins via knockout. Sarawut Thawornkham will be coming into the fight with 20 wins, 1 loss, and 15 knockouts.


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