Frank “The Ghost” Martin, the undefeated pugilist, is set to meet Artem Harutyunyan, an Olympic bronze medalist, in an eagerly anticipated WBC Lightweight Title Eliminator. This thrilling Martin Vs Harutyunyan encounter will be transmitted live on SHOWTIME, straight from The Chelsea, a part of The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The Martin Vs Harutyunyan showdown headlines the Premier Boxing Champions event, with the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast set to commence at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET.
Also included in the night’s entertainment is a face-off between super lightweight challenger Elvis Rodriguez and previous world champion Viktor Postol, a 10-round confrontation that will inaugurate the broadcast. Tickets for this thrilling event, coordinated by Man Down Promotions and TGB Promotions, are on sale now and can be secured via Ticketmaster.com.
The main draw of the evening, the Martin Vs Harutyunyan bout, is slated for Saturday, July 15, kicking off at 9.30 p.m. ET / 2.30 a.m. BST. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will host this electrifying encounter, with the fighters making their way into the ring around 12 a.m. ET / 5 a.m. BST.
Unified welterweight world champion and Martin’s promoter, Errol Spence Jr., extols Martin’s prowess every time he sets foot in the ring. Spence anticipates the Martin Vs Harutyunyan bout will showcase Martin as a potential world champion, and urges boxing fans to witness this exciting display.
Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotions, recognizes Martin’s position among the elite fighters in the dense lightweight division. He opines that a triumph in the Martin Vs Harutyunyan bout could escalate Martin’s career substantially. The event also includes a co-main event showcasing the legendary Nonito Donaire and Mexico’s Alexandro Santiago, as well as a vital match between Elvis Rodriguez and Viktor Postol.
Martin (17-0, 12 KOs), originally from Indianapolis, established his dominance in the lightweight division last December, when he bested Michel Rivera. Martin, who now trains in Dallas under esteemed trainer Derrick James and promoter Errol Spence Jr., is raring to go for the Martin Vs Harutyunyan fight.
Harutyunyan (12-0, 7 KOs), an Armenian native representing Germany, clinched a bronze medal in the 2016 Olympics and turned professional the following year. Having secured a slew of impressive victories, including a knockout over Samuel Molina, Harutyunyan is all set to make his U.S. debut in the Martin Vs Harutyunyan bout.
Despite his respectful demeanor towards his opponent, Harutyunyan views his confrontation with Martin as a pivotal step towards realizing his dream of becoming a world champion. He expressed enthusiasm about his U.S. debut and pledged a remarkable performance.
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