By Dmitry Mossinko at ringside
WBA flyweight (50.8 kg) world champion Ukraine based Armenian Artyom Dalakyan (20-0, 14 KOs) defended his title for the fourth time at Kiev Parkovy convention center – defeating rugged and very competitive young blood (25 years) from Venezuela Josber Perez (17-3, 15 KOs).
In the opening stanza, the champion landed several crisp lefts and rights, one of the rights on Perez law, yet Venezuelan showed a very solid chin. Dalakyan fought in his fashion of aggressive counter-puncher. However, after round two, Dalakyan increasingly used his left jab and uppercuts, while the Venezuelan showed growing ring generalship!
There was increasingly more hustle in the second half of the fight. However, the champion’s accuracy and determination brought him unanimous decision: 118-110, 117-111 и 117-111 in favor of Ukrainian fighter!
As it’s turned out later, Dalakian fought after round 2 with broken right hand and increasingly used jab, stick and move strategy to safely arrive to the final gong.