Ukrainian boxer Artem Dalakyan became the new WBA world champion in flyweight (up to 52.2 kg).
He defeated the former owner of the belt American Brian Viloria. Dalakyan fought all 12 rounds. After the end of the match, the judges gave him the victory with a score of 118: 110.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has already congratulated the boxer on his victory.
"Our boxer Artem Dalakyan defeated the American Brian Viloria and won the WBA Champion title. Congratulations, the champion! We wish further victories in professional boxing!" he wrote on Twitter.
Let us note that 30-year-old Artem Dalakyan was born in Baku (Azerbaijan). Now he lives and trains in Dnipro. Until now, he held all his fights in Ukraine. On the account are 16 victories in 16 matches, 11 - by knockout.
37-year-old rival of Dalakyan American Brian Viloria held 44 fights in the professional ring: 38 wins, 6 defeats. In the ranking of boxers of his weight category he ranks fourth.
It is important that Dalakyan together with Oleksander Usyk and Vasyl Lomachenko are the owners of the WBA title.