Frank Martin vs. Artem Harutyunyan full card results: Martin overcomes slow start to earn close unanimous decision

LAS VEGAS — Frank Martin overcame a slow start and scored a late knockdown to earn a narrow, unanimous victory over Artem Harutyunyan in a WBC title eliminator on Saturday at The Cosmopolitan.

Martin (18-0, 12 KOs) fought at a methodical pace, waiting to find open spots. However, Harutyunyan fought well in the early rounds, throwing the rounds with his right hand while Martin was inactive.

Eventually, Martin realized that the 2016 Olympics bronze medalist wasn’t going to give him what he wanted and that he needed to work his way back into the fight. There was a definite power advantage for “The Ghost,” who came alive in the sixth round, injuring Harutyunyan to the body with a straight left punch. As the round drew to a close, Martin ricocheted off powerful shots from his wounded opponent but failed to finish.

Harutyunyan struggled well into the later rounds, but his face was scarred by the damage from each Martin Power shot. Still, he was close to victory.

While Errol Spence Jr. cheered for Martin from ringside, the 28-year-old went full throttle in the 11th round, throwing combinations at his Armenian opponent. A badly damaged eye became the clear target in the final frame as Martin brought down Harutyunyan with powerful shots. Harutyunyan tried to retreat, but Martin pursued him and continued to ricochet off body shots and combos from every part of his body.

Seeking reprieve, Harutyunyan knelt, his eye rapidly swelling shut. The breather helped him hobble to the finish, but with the early laps on the bench he was hoping to force a decision.

Instead, all three judges saw the fight score 114-113, 115-112, and 115-112 in Martin’s favor.

Full card results of Frank Martin vs. Artem Harutyunyan

  • Frank Martin defeated. Artem Harutyunyan by unanimous decision (114-113, 115-112, 115-112).
  • Elvis Rodriguez defeated. Viktor Postol via TKO in the 7th round (:23).
  • Freudis Rojas def. Diego Sanchez via TKO in the 7th round (:58).

When will Frank Martin vs Artem Harutyunyan take place?

Frank Martin vs. Artem Harutyunyan will take place on Saturday, July 15. The main map begins at 10:00 p.m. ET (7:00 p.m. PT). Main Event fighters should head to the ring around midnight ET (9pm PT), depending on how long the undercard fights last. This is how it can be applied to different time zones worldwide:

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region Date Main map start time Main Event Ring Walks (Approx.)
USA and Canada (ET) Saturday 15 July 22 O `clock midnight
United States and Canada (PT) Saturday 15 July 19 o’clock 21 clock
Great Britain and Ireland Sunday 16 July 3am BST 5am ​​BST
Australia Sunday 16 July noon AEST 2:00 p.m. EST

Here’s how to watch Frank Martin vs Artem Harutyunyan

region TV channel live streaming
USA show time
Canada TBA
Great Britain and Ireland TBA
Australia TBA

Martin vs. Harutyunyan will be on Showtime in the US

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