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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Alaverdian Back in Vegas Training, Wants to Fight Sunny Edwards

After securing a third round stoppage victory on May 7, super flyweight David Alaverdian took a brief vacation in Israel before returning this week to Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States to train. Alaverdian, 28, is 4-0 with three KOs.

A slick defender who isn't shy about attacking his opponents' body, Alaverdian fights primarily from the orthodox stance but can switch to southpaw at a moment's notice, a phenomenon that has become increasingly prevalent in boxing in recent years. One of his favorites fighters, Terence Crawford, has perfected the art of switching stances.

Speaking about the advantages of switching in the ring, David explained, "When you constantly switch, your opponent has to readjust. Things that he did to you before you switched may not work when you [switch stances]. Changing stances is a big factor for most fighters."

Thus far in his pro career, nothing much has worked for Alaverdian's opponents. He has dominated virtually every moment of his four prizefights. He has faced higher level competition in sparring however, and has noticed the advantages of switching stances in sparring and in the amateurs.

David has made no secret of his disdain for flyweight beltholder "Showtime" Sunny Edwards, who also switches stances. Edwards, a 25 year old hailing from London, England, is 16-0 with four KOs. He won his strap in April with a unanimous decision victory over Moruti Mthalane.

"I just don't like him," Alaverdian told Danny Flexen of SecondOuts back in March. "He's a complete idiot." Whenever queried about future opponents, Sunny Edwards is the one name David brings up.

When asked by The JBB when he'll be ready to face Edwards, Alaverdian confidently replied, "I feel like I'll be ready for him next month."

"The problem is I only have four fights, so it doesn't even make sense for him to fight me right now," he reasoned. "Nobody is going to be really interested in it."

"But when I build my record up," Alaverdian continued as a sly smile appeared across his face, "things will change."

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