By Jim Dower: Former WBA World welterweight champion David Avanesyan (24-3-1, 12 KOs) pulled off a Little upset on Saturday night in stopping the inexperienced EBU welterweight champion Kerman Lejarraga (27-1, 22 KOs) by a ninth round Victory at the Bilbao Arena, in Bilbao, Spain.
Avanesyan, 30, injure the Spaniard Lejarraga having the ideal hand into the mind in the ninth. Avanesyan then unloaded on the hurt 27-year-old Lejarraga having a storm of shots which drove him round the ring into the ropes. Avanesyan lasted to nail Lejarraga with unanswered shots before the Warriors Robin Dolpierre jumped among them and stopped the bout. Immediately following the fight had been stopped, Lejarraga hit the deck.
Earlier in the day at the struggle, Lejarraga endorsed Avanesyan into the ropes in the fourth round, but was dropped by a sharp hook by the Russian fighter. Lejarraga got careless and was put onto the deck hard. The remainder of the struggle saw Avanesyan becoming the better of the action with his quick mixes against the plodding Lejarraga, that looked over-matched.
The struggle was an important one for Lejarraga, since he came into it highly ranked at number 2 WBC, no 5 IBF and number 5 WBA. But, it was so on allegedly that Lejarraga didn’t deserve the highranking that those organizations contributed to him. Avanesyan was hitting Lejarraga with mixes across the struggle, also looking as the far more talented guy. Although Lejarraga did appear to hurt Avanesyan at the eighth round, he wasn’unable to place him off, and he found himself taking a lot of punishment a round later in the ninth.
The outcome of this struggle shouldn’t become a surprise into the knowledgeable boxing fans, since Lejarraga had never fought any of their talented welterweights throughout his Travels pro career in Spain. Lejarraga came into the struggle with his finest wins coming against those guys: Frankie Gavin, Denton Vassell, Bradley Skeete, Jose Antonio Abreu, and Johnny Navarrete. Lejarraga lacked the knowledge to be considered a true favorite against a guy with Avanesyan’s background . Lejarraga was getting hit with three and four punch combinations the entire fight.
Lejarraga might land a great shot, but Avanesyan would come back with four or three punches into the mind and human body. The very slow Lejarraga fire another hard shot, and keep to go pinpointed by Avanesyan’s fast mixes. Lejarraga being the fighter of the two didn’t matter, because he didn’t possess enough capacity to hurt Avanesyan with his single cries. Avanesyan’s combination punching made up for his absence of power. When you’re hitting your competitor approximately four to one forever, you’re going to win more frequently than not, since Avanesyan revealed last Saturday night.
Avanesyan came into the fight off of a 1-3 month lay off after being discontinued in the sixth round by Egidijus Kavaliauskas in February 2018. Avanesyan lost his WBA ‘regular’ 147 pound title to Lamont Peterson by a 12 round unanimous decision a couple of decades back on February 18, 2017.
The triumph was a good one for Avanesyan, but it doesn’t mean he’s ’will capture another world title. There aren’t any easy marks for Avanesyan to beat at the moment at 147 for him to pick up a world title the simple way.