Dalakian, Concepcion Make Weight For WBA Flyweight World Title Rumble in Ukraine


Unbeaten Ukrainian WBA flyweight world champion Artem Dalakian (20-0, 14 KO’s), and his challenger, hard-hitting former champ Luis “El Nica” Concepcion of Panama, made identical weight of 111 1/4 lbs., (50.46 kilos) ahead of their world title battle tomorrow, Saturday November 20, at the AKKO International Exhibition Center in Kiev, Ukraine.

Both power-punching fighters looked absolutely fit, confident, and more than willing to engage in one heck of a rumble that could end by stoppage, but who will stop who?

The clash is Dalakian’s 5th defense of the WBA black ‘n golden strap he conquered back in February of 2018 at The Forum in Inglewood, California; with the current goal of becoming undisputed champion of flyweight division, a desire shared by his promoter Yuriy Rusban, president of Ukraine’s Union Boxing, the fighting outfit producing tomorrow’s exciting event.

Meanwhile, the WBA # 1 mandatory challenger Concepcion (39-8, 28 KO’s) of Panama –   the veteran warrior known for his fan-friendly coming-forward fighting style – aims to regain the world marvel that once belonged to him.

“El Nica” collides tomorrow against Dalakian after demolishing tough Colombian Rober Barrera (23-3, 13 KO’s) for a round 11 TKO win, claiming the WBA “Interim” flyweight crown.

However, all interim titles were recently abolished by the WBA.

Dalakian vs Concepción can be seen live in Latin América on ESPN Knockout, in Panama on RPC TV Canal 4, and in Ukraine and Eastern Europe on MEGOGO TV.

The show starts at 7 PM, the main event fires up at 9 PM in Kiev (Eastern European Time UTC +2)

The author Carlos Costa is a veteran fight reporter with a lifetime passion for the sport of boxing.  Carlos can be reached at carlos512@hotmailcom and WhatsApp:  +639184538152.

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