Topic: Sports

YEREVAN/ KOROLYOV, Russia — My subject is a young Russian boxer, mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Arman Karapetyan. Born in 1992 in Yerevan, from the age of 1 he has lived in the city of Korolyov (Moscow Province). Arman trained under[...]

BARTLETT, N. H. (thefightcity.com, legacy.com, espn.com) The untimely death of legendary middleweight boxing champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler at age 66 on Saturday, March 13, brought back memories of his defeating Alan Minter for the title[...]

SAINT LOUIS, Mo.  — The Saint Louis Chess Club announced this week that Armenian Grandmaster (GM) Levon Aronian will relocate to Saint Louis, MO and represent the USA in future competitions. “I am sincerely proud to have had the honor[...]

YEREVAN / MOSCOW — My interlocutor is a 32-year-old professional athlete and fitness trainer Kirill Chakryan. He studied at the Moscow Sports Academy, specializing in theory and methodology of combat sports and weightlifting. Kirill is a[...]

LOS ANGELES – Basketball player and coach Edward Noni Atamian passed away on January 9 after a week-long battle with Covid-19. Atamian was born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1932. Atamian started playing basketball at a young age with the Gamk[...]

YEREVAN/USTI NAD LABEM, Czech Republic — Viktor and Erik Agateljan (Aghatelyan), are Armenian professional boxer brothers from Czech Republic. Born in 1994 and 1995 in the town of Ararat, Armenia, from childhood they live with their[...]

AUSTIN, Texas (texassports.com) – The University of Texas (UT) at Austin has named Steve Sarkisian, currently offensive coordinator for the Alabama Crimson Tide, head coach of the Longhorn football team. He replaces Tom Herman, who was[...]

YEREVAN/MINSK — Zhora Akopyan, a 23-year-old from Minsk, is a Thai boxing and kickboxing world champion among professionals. He was born in the city of Akhalkalaki (Georgia). When he was 5 years old, the family moved to the Belarusian[...]

YEREVAN (PanARMENIAN.Net) — Armenian Grandmaster Levon Aronian drew the match against former world champion Garry Kasparov to in the ninth and final round to finish third in the 2020 Champions Showdown: Chess9LX (Fischer Random) online[...]

By Wayne Coffey NEW YORK (USA Today) — Serena Williams has clocked the fastest serve – 124 MPH – of any woman at the 2020 U.S. Open. She has smoked 20 aces through two rounds, also a tournament-high. Neither of these facts comes as[...]