Tonight, Frank Martin and the undefeated Olympic bronze medalist, Artem Harutyunyan, square off under the sparkling lights of The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, all captured live on Showtime.
The undercard will feature rising welterweight star, Freudis Rojas, locking horns with Mexico’s own, Diego Sanchez. Meanwhile, the long-anticipated showdown between Nonito Donaire and Alexandro Santiago has been postponed to July 29, making fans wait a little longer for this great bout.
Adding more flavor to the night is the co-main event where super lightweight hopeful, Elvis Rodriguez, will step into the ring with ex-world champ, Viktor Postol.
MARTIN VS. HARUTYUNYAN FIGHT NIGHT DETAILS:
Date: Saturday, July 15
Start Time: 2.30 a.m. BST / 9.30 p.m. ET
Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Broadcast: Showtime (U.S)
Approximate Main Event Ringwalk Time: 5 a.m. BST / 12 a.m. ET
Freudis Rojas, the undefeated 24-year-old, has a record of 10-0, all ending with knockouts. His illustrious career took flight with an impressive amateur run, highlighted by a bronze at the 2017 World Amateur Championships. Originally on the undercard with Sanchez, Rojas’ bout has been bumped up to the live broadcast, attesting to his growing popularity.
Diego Sanchez, the seasoned fighter from Tijuana, Mexico, now a San Diego local, has a compelling story behind his gloves. With only two losses to undefeated boxers in 2019 and 2021, this bout with Rojas marks his second plunge into the U.S boxing scene.
Adding to the action-packed night, super lightweight Justin Cardona faces Angel Barrera, lightweight Anthony Cuba squares off against Angel Rebollar, and welterweight Quinton Randall tangles with Willie Jones. Also, Dallas’s Alex Holley is set to make his professional debut against Michael De La Cruz.
MARTIN VS. HARUTYUNYAN FIGHT CARD:
First in line, the Lightweight WBC Title Eliminator promises 12 thrilling rounds. Frank Martin, weighing 135 lbs, goes head-to-head with Artem Harutyunyan, weighing 134.6 lbs. Thomas Taylor will officiate this bout, with Tim Cheatham from Nevada, Max de Luca from New York, and Steve Weisfeld from New Jersey presiding as judges.
The Super Lightweight Bout, a ten-rounder, has Elvis Rodriguez weighing 141.8 lbs against Viktor Postol’s 141.6 lbs. The bout’s weight limit is set at 142 lbs. Celestino Ruiz will referee this fight, with judges Eric Cheek from Nevada, Patricia Morse Jarman from Nevada, and David Sutherland from Oklahoma.
Last but not least, the ten-round Welterweight Bout sees Freudis Rojas at 146 lbs against Diego Sanchez’s 146.6 lbs. Tony Weeks will referee the bout, with judges John McKaie from New York, Dave Morretti from Nevada, and Don Trella from Connecticut.
All told, it’s shaping up to be a night that will set pulses racing, hearts pounding, and boxing fans everywhere on the edge of their seats.