Flyweight fighters Artem Dalakian and David Jimenez faced off in a highly-anticipated match at Wembley Arena on January 28th, 2023 on the yarde vs beterbiev undercard. The contest was for the WBA flyweight championship of the world and was held over 12 rounds.
The outcome of the match was a unanimous decision in favor of Artem Dalakian, with scorecards reading 115-113, 116-112, and 115-113. With this win, Dalakian remained undefeated with a professional record of 21 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws.
Before the match, Jimenez had an unblemished record of 12 wins and 0 draws, while Dalakian was the more experienced fighter with 9 additional fights and 71 more professional rounds under his belt.
In the lead-up to the match, Dalakian had a successful run of fights, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents. He fought most recently against Luis Concepcion in November 2021 and won by technical knockout in the 9th round.
Despite the fighters’ records and experience, the match was a close one, with both fighters giving it their all in the ring. The fight was broadcast on BT Sport 1 in the UK and on ESPN+ in the US.
So if you missed the action, you missed out on a fierce battle between two talented flyweights, with Artem Dalakian coming out on top as the WBA flyweight champion of the world.