WBC International Feather-weight SILVER champion Aram Avagyan (Armenia)

The champion retained his belt by Unanimous Decision in Las Vegas against Francisco Esparza (US).   Fight last May 4th by Golden Boy Promotion at the T-Mobile Arena on the undercard of the superfight Canelo-Jacobs.  

   The champion with WBC Supervisor Alberto Leon and referee Kenny Bayless

Avagyan (9-0-1, 4 KO) is a 28-year-old featherweight from Armenia, represented his country at the 2016 Olympics and lost in the second round to Ireland’s Michael Conlan, now a top prospect with Top Rank.

Avagyan struggled a bit early with Esparza (9-1-1, 3 KO), including getting dropped in the second round but, starting around the fourth, Avagyan’s class and skills just took over to outbox the 24-year-old Esparza.   THe latter, in any case, turned out to be a worthy and brave challenger, indeed.

The final scoring was 96-93 (twice) and 97-92 (all in favor of the defending champion).   The challenger scored a knockdown in round two with a left hook, but the champion came back to retain his crown.

Francisco Esparza 126    vs   Aram Avagyan 125.5


Aram Avagyan (Armenia) had made a voluntary title defence in Moscow on 21st September 2018 against Evgeny Smirnov (Russia).    The fight was promoted by Punch Boxing Promotions of Aram Davtyan

 WBC International Featherweight Silver title voluntary defence

Moscow (Russia)

21st September 2018

by Punch Boxing Promotions, Aram Davtyan

RESULT : DRAW    95-95  96-95  95-96

  1. Evgeny Smirnov     (Russia 13-0-2, 3      challenger)         56.9
  2. Aram Avagyan       (Armenia 8-0-1, 4     champion)           57

Friday 21, September 2018

Boxing & Gym Academy Moscow, Russia

Weigh-in on  Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the Tsvetnoy Central Mall
Moscow (Russia) at 2:51 pm LT
First attempt on the scale :

Evgeny Smirnov (Russia – 13-0.-1, 3 challenger)  Kgs. 56.9

Aram Avagyan  (Armenia – 8-.0, 4    champion)     Kgs. 57


WBC International Feather weight Silver Championship
Moscow, Russia
Friday 21 September 2018
Boxing & Gym Academy
promoter Punch Boxing Promotions – Aram Davtyan

Local Commissioner Oleg Ageev

Referee Mr. Guido Cavalleri (Italy)


Esa Lehtosaari (Finland)

Predrag Aleksic (Montenegro)

Irakly Malazonia (Russia, born in Georgia)

Supervisor: Oksana Semenishina (Lithuania)




Previous result: 

19th May 2018   by Aram Davtyan

Elche, Spain (near Valencia)

WBC International Silver featherweight Championship

Aram Avagyan       (Armenia)      Kgs.  57.100 

Won by Unanimous Decision

Emanuel Lopez      (México)         Kgs. 57.00  




Former WBC International SILVER Champions in this weight class
Reece Bellotti   England

Jon Slowey   Scotland

Choi Tseveenpurev   Mongolia

Rey Bautista   Philippines * Interim