Ukraine for the first time since 2009 to take the championship fight in Boxing

Украина впервые с 2009 года примет чемпионский бой по боксу

World champion Flyweight WBA Artem Dalakian (16-0, 11 KOs) first title defense will hold in Kiev.

Promotion company “Union Boxing Promotion” has officially announced the details of the first battle of Dalakan in championship status. Mandatory title defense against the Thai Sirachi Taiana (50-3, 35 KO) is a boxer from the Dnieper river in Kyiv.

Battle of Dalakian-Tien will be held on 17 June 2018 under the open sky on the helipad in Kiev Parkovy center.

Dalakan, became world champion at the end of February after winning a unanimous decision in a battle with experienced American Brian Viloria (38-6, 23 KOS).

Artem became the 12th world champion from Ukraine and the third current after Vasyl Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KO’s) and Alexander Usik (14-0, 11 KO’s).

A championship fight for one of four prestigious titles (WBA, WBO, WBC and IBF) in Ukraine was last done in 2009, when Vyacheslav Senchenko in the battle for the belt of WBA Welterweight champion defeated compatriot Yuriy Nuzhnenko.

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