Luis Nery vs Azat Hovhannisyan: Preview & Picks 2/18/2023

Luis Nery vs Azat Hovhannisyan: Preview & Picks 2/18/2023

February 17, 2023



Fight Preview


This Saturday, in Pomona, California, Azat Hovhannisyan of Armenia will challenge former WBC Super Bantamweight Champion Luis Nery of Mexico. It is listed as a WBC junior featherweight title eliminator for the 12-round contest. Hovhannisyan last competed in April when he stopped Dagoberto Aguero in the second round, while Nery last competed in October when he took down David Carmona in the third round.


Nery, a southpaw who is 28 years old and has boxed 162 rounds since making his professional debut in 2012, has a stellar record of 32-1 with 24 knockouts. He has a 65-inch reach, a height of five feet five inches, and above-average punch power as seen by his current knockout percentage of 73.5%. He has only recorded one stoppage in his last four matches, though. Nery is a fan-friendly boxer with a good chin and a lot of punches to his credit.


Let’s check the latest picks, Boxing news, stats and Boxing expert picks for Nery vs Hovhannisyan. We’ve plenty of Boxing predictions for you to consider.


After defeating Aaron Alameda by unanimous decision to win the vacant WBC Super Bantamweight Championship in September 2020, Nery suffered his lone defeat when Brandon Figueroa stopped him in the seventh round of his maiden defense. Since going pro, Nery has also won the vacant WBC Continental Americas Bantamweight Title by defeating Martin Casillas in a 10-round unanimous decision in 2016 and the vacant WBC Silver Bantamweight Title by stopping Raymond Tabugon.


Hovhannisyan, who is 34 years old, has a 21-3 record with 17 knockouts. He also hits pretty powerfully, and his current knockout percentage is 70.8 percent. After a successful amateur career that saw him win the 2010 Armenian National Championships and compete at the 2009 AIBA World Championships and the 2010 European EUBC Championships, he made his professional debut in 2011 and has since competed in 119 rounds.


Both Nery and Hovhannisyan are powerful, aggressive boxers, so the fight may end up being a little bit of a brawl. There will undoubtedly be a thrilling battle, and since there will certainly be many well-placed blows, the outcome will probably come down to chins. Considering how skilled these two competitors are, the outcome won’t be a surprise.


Luis Nery vs Azat Hovhannisyan Fight Information


  • Date: 02/18/2023
  • Time: 09:30 PM ET
  • Location: Motorpoint Arena Nottingham.
  • How to Watch Nery vs Hovhannisyan: ESPN+
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Nery vs Hovhannisyan Betting Lines


Hovhannisyan is +115 according to our Vegas Boxing Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $115. On the other side, Nery is –145 according to the Vegas Boxing Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $68.97.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Hovhannisyan at a 46.51% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Nery have 59.18% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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