This spring, Murodjon Akhmadaliev will look to defend his WBA Super Bantamweight Title for a third time. Should he survive that challenge, he’ll face the winner of this Saturday’s bout between Luis “Pantera” Nery and Azat “Crazy A” Hovhannisyan. The title eliminator Nery vs Hovhannisyan, live from Fox Theater in Pomona, California, can be streamed on DAZN.
Nery vs Hovhannisyan Live Stream Details
- When: Saturday, February 18, 2023
- Start Time: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
- Location: Fox Theater – Pomona, California
- Nery vs Hovhannisyan Live Stream: DAZN
How to Watch Nery vs Hovhannisyan Live
Promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, the title eliminator between Nery and Hovhannisyan will broadcast Saturday night on DAZN. Rather than a pay-perv-view, DAZN now offers their events on a monthly subscription format. If you sign up for an annual plan billed monthly, subscribers can enjoy a rate of $19.99 per month. If you’re more interested in just catching Nery vs Hovhannisyan, the single-month rate costs a little more at $24.99, just be sure to schedule your cancellation right away.
Nery vs Hovhannisyan Preview
Both Nery (33-1-0, 25 KO) and Hovhannisyan (21-3-0, 17 KO) have been to the heights of the sport, challenging for titles before. Just over four years ago, “Crazy A” challenged Rey Vargas for the WBC belt at 122 pounds. He took the former division champ 12 rounds but lost significantly on the scorecards in a unanimous decision result. Since then, however, he’s strung together seven consecutive victories, taking six of them by knockout.
When it comes to Saturday’s fight, Hovhannisyan may have the momentum, but the fire may burn hotter for Nery. Just two years ago, he suffered the first loss of his career in his challenge of Brandon Figueroa who held the WBC and WBA hardware at the time. Nery rebounded from setback with a split decision win over Carlos Castro a year ago before getting a TKO victory over David Carmona in October. Just 28 years old, he looks to take advantage of the opportunity to get back in the title conversation this weekend.
The tale of the tape presents this matchup of Nery and Hovhannisyan pretty even, though youth should give an edge to Nery. Both fighters are within an inch in height, though “Crazy A”, 34, is taller at 5’6”. Where things could get interesting is in the coaching and preparation, as Nery is a southpaw and Hovhannisyan is an orthodox fighter. Combined with the lethality of Pantera’s power, it is a major concern for Hovhannisyan. The sportsbooks agree that this affair should be close. Nery is a slight favorite at -130 to Hovhannisyan at +105.
Nery vs Hovhannisyan Fight Card and Odds
|Favorite (Odds)||Underdog (Odds)||Rounds||Division|
|Luis Nery (-130)||Azat Hovhannisyan (+105)||12 Rounds||WBC Junior Featherweight Title Eliminator|
|Shane Mosley Jr. (-2500)||Mario Alberto Lozano (+950)||10 Rounds||Super Middleweights|
|Ricardo Rafael Sandoval (-5000)||Jerson Ortiz (+1200)||10 Rounds||Flyweights|
|Rowdy Legend Montgomery||Cristian Olivas||8 Rounds||Super Middleweights|
|Dalis Kaleiopu||Erick Garcia Benitez||4 Rounds||Lightweights|
|Asa Stevens||Cesar Sustaita||4 Rounds||Junior Featherweights|
|Andrii Novytskyi||Gabriel Aguilar||4 Rounds||Heavyweights|