Artem Harutyunyan seizes a massive opportunity with his debut in Las Vegas boxing scene.

In 2016, Artem Harutyunyan (32) won bronze at the Rio Olympics. After that, the boxer switched to the professionals. His big dream: boxing in the USA – and becoming world champion!

The first part is now coming true: The undefeated Universum man (12 wins/7 knockouts) will fight Frank “The Ghost” Martin (28/USA) in Las Vegas on April 22nd. Harutyuyan is ranked ninth in the prestigious WBC lightweight (61.2 kilos) with Martin (17 wins/12 KOs) also undefeated in sixth. The winner moves to third place – and is within striking distance of a world championship fight!

“I’m pretty excited and excited,” says the Hamburger before the fight of his life. “There will be a lot coming my way.”

Harutyunyan boxes in the pre-program of the mega fight between Gervonta Davis (28) and Ryan Garcia (24). The T-Mobile Arena will be filled with 20,000 fans. “That’s something crass. I want to present myself and show who I am,” says Harutyunyan, who will be traveling to the United States for the first time.

The father of the family does not feel any pressure. “I’m preparing like I always do, just started sparring earlier. The only problem is that I haven’t boxed for almost a year.” In June 2022 he defeated Humberto Galindo (23/Mexico) in Hamburg. After that there were no suitable opponents at first, then Harutyunyan had to miss a chance in February because of a stubborn cold…

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But it was worth waiting. “It took a lot of time. Hopefully this will now be my ticket to the big fights.”

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