23 Jan

From Challenger to Champion: Seigo Akui Conquers WBA!

On January 23 in Osaka, Japan, the ring witnessed a slugfest between Ukrainian WBA flyweight (up to 50,8 kg) titleholder Artem Dalakian(22-1, 15 KOs) and Japanese challenger Seigo Akui (19-2-1, 11 KOs). Akui emerged victorious, bagging a unanimous nod from the judges with scores of 116-112, 117-111, and 119-109. This fight marked Dalakian's seventh guard of the belt he snagged back in 2018 on American soil, triumphing over Brian Viloria. As for Akui, he's been unbeatable since his 2018 technical knockout defeat in the 8th round.