Artem Dalakian-David Jimenez: WBA Formally Orders Vital Coverage Of Flyweight Establish

Artem Dalakian-David Jimenez: WBA Formally Orders Vital Coverage Of Flyweight Establish

David Jimenez might no longer have picked a better time to post his best possible career win prior to now.

The unbeaten Costa Rican has parlayed his most recent victory proper right into a shot at reigning WBA flyweight titlist Artem Dalakian. The bout was once formally ordered on Monday by means of the WBA, with the two sides given until August 31 to achieve words for the desired establish fight.

Dalakian (21-0, 15KOs) fights underneath Union Boxing Promotions in his native Ukraine, while Jimenez is represented by means of Struggle Club Costa Rica headed by means of Ernesto Sandoval.

Jimenez (12-0, 9KOs) emerged since the number-one contender following an disenchanted win over Ricardo Sandoval on July 16 in Los Angeles. Sandoval was once the IBF mandatory challenger on the other hand in no way cashed in that opportunity, instead on the lookout for to go the WBA route. The switch value the streaking contender, who was once outworked by means of Jimenez inside the Costa Rican’s first true step up in competition. It moreover marked the U.S. debut for Jimenez, coming on the undercard of rising lightweight contender Ryan Garcia’s sixth-round knockout of Javier Fortuna.

Dalakian has no longer fought since a ninth-round knockout of former WBA junior bantamweight titlist Luis ‘El Nica’ Concepcion ultimate November in Kiev, Ukraine. The unbeaten 34-year-old lodged the fifth a good fortune coverage of the belt with the win, having reigned since a February 2018 unanimous solution win over former two-division titlist Brian Viloria in Inglewood, California, his lone career fight outside of Ukraine.

It is nearly sure that Dalakian will have to hit the road for his next establish coverage, Ukraine remains at struggle, protective its land towards the Russian invasion relationship once more to late February.

The bout will head to a purse bid paying attention to inside the fit that the two sides can not come to words by means of August 31.

Jake Donovan is a senior author for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

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