AIR DATE: Mar 31 2022 15:05UTC
EPISODE: Episode 77
Artem Oganesyan | Knuckle Up with Mike and Cedric | Talkin Fight
Mike and Cedric discuss Artem Oganesyan (13-0-0), a Pro Boxer out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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[, Music, ] hello, boxing fans around the world, thanks for joining us once again here on talk and play for another episode of knuckle up with cedric ben and mike core at 4.
What are we talking about today? We got a good one.
We do have a good one and we are talking about artem oganacion, you don’t know, but [ Laughter, ], probably don’t know, that’s for sure, but first we’re going to knock you out.
So we can talk about this.
A little more see you later, graham all right.
Boys and ladies and gents this 13-0, with 11 ko’s super welterweight, 22 years old, russian southpaw five, eight and a half resides in montreal quebec, canada now formerly from russia uh.
You know he’s number four ranked number four out of 63 in russia and 55 out of 1858 in the super welter division in the world.
Uh he’s coming off a tko win last weekend against steven daniel, and that was for the vacant.
Nabf super welter, title uh, ognathi was down in the first round.
Dr referee stopped the fight in the fifth round because of a knee injury suffered by daniel.
But this kid what honestly exciting to watch man for those who are looking for a fighter who’s a little off the grid.
Let me suggest this kid: uh he’s a southpaw with great feet: uh he’s fantastic on the back foot, but he can also be aggressive when the situation calls for it.
He’S a pure boxer with pop featuring hand, speed, smooth movement, a high ring iq um.
You know he’s aligned with a h.
He isn’t aligned with a huge promoter uh by the tiger promotions, uh and he’s managed by uh camille esteban um.
You know this.
Kid is certainly another of the young guns at 154, who could soon become a major factor in the division um.
You know it’s still to be determined just how big of a puncher he is.
His knockouts are more of a product of the accumulation of clean blows.
Uh, rather than one punch, finishing ability, but when you watch his kid man, he definitely has some serious hand, speed uh.
He was a highly decorated amateur.
He won several russian junior championships.
He was a european champion before we get into the extras yeah they call them.
They call them the russian canelo for a style, uh southpaw russian canelo and i could uh.
I could see like this.
The way the way he bounces around and then comes back to box again he does.
He does a lot of things similar to canelo.
Um gets hit a little bit more than than than than canal, but i could definitely see the the resemblance just in just his movements.
The way he moves around and then and then starts his combinations.
He actually does.
He actually does box like like a similar style to canelo, so i could see uh how he got that nickname he’s undefeated right now, um and, like you said his knockouts, don’t necessarily come from one punch knockouts, but from an accumulation of punches combinations, uh.
So gon na be interesting to see if he uh can maintain this as he moves up in uh competition.
Definitely uh on several occasions: um.
He traveled from his hometown in moscow to montreal canada to appear on his promoter.
Eye of the tiger’s shows uh.
It was working for everyone, however uh.
He knew he needed to make a commitment uh to move to canada and train under the renowned mark, ramsey uh, to reach his next step in his career.
So, two months ago, he you know tipped up into montreal, ready to show that he’s undoubted.
You know undoubted potential, and this this was, i believe, you know the factor that helped him out with this saturday.
Women uh, you know he bought veteran uh, stefan daniel for the vacant nabf title uh in montreal, and you know what it was: a great victory man fifth round tko and surprisingly, it also marks the first time that he has seen action in 16 months.
He had two fights cancelled during um uh, the time uh during 2021.
He never fought at all.
So you know for him to come out after 16 months uh.
He didn’t look rusty at all in that ring man and uh.
You know he’s a former amateur standout uh, you know sporting an 88 and five record uh in his amateur career uh.
So you know, did he win any big um amateur championships or anything like that? Yes, the highlight of his amateur career uh was when he won gold at the world junior championships in 2015.
He was recognized as the best boxer of the tournament and won best youth boxer in 2015.
He beat up and coming american prospect, joey spencer and lost to willie hutchinson in the final of the european junior under 17 championships in 2014, but his trainer, andre ivanchak, feels his charge is strong in three key areas: uh he’s really good speed and power, uh biggest Strength is that he works really well in counter attacks, um and definitely that foot movement, man, uh camille, esteban of either tiger management – is extremely hopeful that he can become a big name in boxing and um.
You know just watching this kid do work.
You definitely can see it, man uh, you know he can.
He concedes in his work in progress and he’s looking to improve across the board before you know making his move as well.
As you know, he’s he’s he’s definitely got those hand, speeds man he’s definitely got some power.
He’S definitely got that foot movement, man and you know going going deep into a fight.
Isn’T a concern for this young russian man and also a good experience.
He’S had no problems with that.
He spars a lot and works a lot on pads and footwork.
As you can see in all of his highlight videos, man on that heavy bag, each stage of preparation is important for him, so he does his best.
So there are no problems with it: man um, you know he is uh he’s he is of armenian.
Descent born and still lives, well still lived in russia up until two months ago and uh.
You know he has an older brother, and the thing is: is that him and his younger, or so him and his older brother, used to fight quite a bit.
So you know his dad to stop that literally brought him to the gym and said here.
You go man, you guys want to fight it out fight it out in here.
So you know he uh.
He tried it loved.
It fell in love with the sport and hasn’t looked back since man for several years.
He was the number one out of on the russian national team, but you know had disagreements with the national team coaches uh.
They asked him to change to a different weight category which is not interesting to him at the time.
His dream was not olympic gold, but you know belt in the professional boxing uh, despite it being common for russian and former soviet block fighters to remain.
You know entrenched in that amateur boxing scene for many years uh.
He took the unusual decision to make his professional debut at the age of 17.
, so you know the kid.
The kid knows what he wants.
We’Re definitely going to see more of this kid in the future, guys putting asterisks beside this kid’s name, man, atrium organization.
You know if you haven’t seen it check out this fight from last weekend.
Definitely definitely i like the name they’ve, given him, comparing him to canelo.
He does have a long way to come, though, before we can really put him in that same category, but he does show pro you know he does show promise this kid is a prospect man coming out of russia, big name.
You know very popular in russia in the boxing scene, and you know what he’s here in canada, man to fight it up and uh he’s been training under mark ramsey, renowned, uh, boxing coach, so your thoughts cedric on uh.
What uh like? I said man um, he’s gon na be uh, i’m assuming all of his fights have been over in uh in europe.
He hasn’t fought over in uh america, yet uh.
No, he hasn’t fought in america.
Uh most of his fights were in russia, his first and then uh once he got hooked up with either tiger uh.
You know most of his fights have been in canada uh in montreal.
So you know we’ve we’re going to see him more in the on the canadian soil man, because he is living here in montreal now and dedicating his time to training like i said it was his first camp.
He had ever done coming up to this fight uh on the weekend that just passed uh where he did win with that fifth round tko man over that veteran so guys be on the lookout for this kid man.
Aren’T him omg nasia this russian kid he’s great! You know we’re going to see more of him in the future for sure you heard it here, man, thursday, my door at four cedric ben in the den you know what it is, bringing you the hottest youngest undefeated undiscovered prospects around the world, we’re the only people Doing it so guys like and share tell all your friends hit up talkingfight.
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