*Due to the immigration practices in US, the release of a Visa for Duke MIcah suffered a small delay. Therefore, Duke’s WBC International 118 Lbs title defence against Mario Alberto Diaz has now been moved from September 28th in Louisville to October 19th in Atlanta.
Real Deal Sports & Entertainment of Evander Holyfield will stage it.
WBC International 108 Lbs Silver champion Tibo Monabesa was supposed to make another voluntary defence against Philippines’ Mark Rey Taday. The Committee has been reported that part of the medical documentation regarding the challenger resulted to be sent with a forget handwriting and the counterfeit documentation was refused to be confirmed by the Boxing Commission of Philippines. Therefore, promoter Amir Tan has now called the Championship off. The champion will make a non-title bout on the scheduled
Minimum-weight: South Africa promoter Rodney Berman has reported that former world champion Nkosinathi Joyi is unable to challenge current champion DeeJay Kriel due to personal reasons. Threfore, DeeJay Kriel will now fight a non-title bout next October 21st at the Emperors Palace. His title defence will happen next December 4 against TBA. More to come.
Bekman Soylybayev’s WBC International 130 Lbs full title defence against Mexico’s Fernando Vargas Parra has been postponed to October 19th in Las Vegas by Golden Boy Promotion. Final approval subject to the result of an intermediate tune-up bout of Vargas.
Jonathan Inguito TACONING (25-3-1, 21 inside) will defend his WBC International LightFlyweight crown next October 15th in Manila against Armando P. Dela Cruz. More to come.
For the vacant WBC International Flyweight title next October 21st in Pordenone (north of Italy) by Mr. Mario Loreni: Muhammad Obbadi (Morocco) against Cristofer Rosales (Nicaragua)
Australian Promoter Paul Nasari is promoting a huge card in Australia next 22nd at the Star Casino in Sydney. The vacant WBC International Silver 168 Lbs title will be contested between former WBC champion Sakio Bika and Geard Ajetovic.
Date and venue to be confirmed
Constantin BEJENARU (champ) vs Thabisu Mchunu for the mandatorydefence of the WBC International Cruiserweight title.
Joe De Guardia reported he will stage the fight next November in the States. More to come
WBC International LightHeavyweight vacant Silver Champion: Yoann Bernard Kongolo (Switzerland)
Saturday 26 August 2017 at the Club Loftas, Vilnius, Lithuania
Yoann Kongolo (Switzerland) WMD Salambek Baysangurov
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New WBC International SuperWelter weight SILVER champion: In a big upset, Nikolozi Tasidis Gviniashvili (Georgia, Eastern Europe) won the vacant Superwelterweight International Silver belt by a TKO at 0:25 of the 9th round over Cheng Su. See full report in the Superwelter weight division (Titles).
Much to our pride, we are happy to report that Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield both attended the event in Wuxi.
Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield launching the WBC Chinese Tournament
WBC International Light-weight champion
Vage Sarukhanyan Armenia, based in Russia
W TKO 5 (2:23)
Hedi Slimani Tunisia, based in Belgium
Vage improved to 17-1-1 (4 inside) and won the vacant WBC International 135 Lbs full title. The fight was promoted by Aram Davtyan of GM Punch Boxing Date: 4th August, Friday 2017 Venue: City Circus, Sochi, Russia
After achieving a higher WBC status, Andrew Selby has now decided to reliqnuish on voluntary basis his WBC International crown. We have been very proud of Andrew and wish him a bright future. (Rome, 19th July 2017). The fight for the vacant belt in Italy next October 21st (Muhammad Obbadi v Cristofer Rosales).
Joe Smith Jr lost on points his WBC International 175 Lbs title against top rated Sullivan Barrera last July 15 in California. See titles for full details.
Last July 15th Sequals, Italy by Mario Loreni – Vacant WBC International 200 Lbs Silver Championship – Young Italian prospect Fabio TURCHI KO’d in four rounds much more experienced Cesar Omar Crenz (Argentina) to win the vacant WBC International 200 Lbs Silver belt. See “Titles” for full details.
Faced with the toughest challenge of his pro career, DeeJay Kriel delivered the goods in emphatic style at Emperors Palace on Sunday, beating determined Dexter Alimento of Philippines via a unanimous points decision. Mixing up his game and applying constant pressure, Kriel’s accuracy and work rate were too much for the visitor, who came to fight, but fell just short. The WBC International minimumweight title was on the line. Scores were 116-112, 116-112, 117-111. The fighters sustained a terrific pace throughout the 12 rounds with Kriel, especially, producing impressive flurries down the stretch. Alimento relied on his power a little too much, often going for broke in his southpaw attack, efforts that Kriel rebuffed through his high, tight guard. It was very much a tactical battle, as reflected in the first announcement of scores after the fourth round, as per WBC rules. Two judges had Kriel narrowly up; another had Alimento just ahead. The fighters flailed away through the middle rounds, Kriel’s sharper punching earning the approval of a boisterous crowd. He had a big eighth round, repeatedly nailing Alimento with his smooth hitting style. There might not have been much power in his punches, but the accumulative effect told:
Kriel was comfortably up on all three judges’ cards after eight rounds. It was more of the same as the fight wound down, Kriel dictating the pace and Alimento attacking every opening. The action swung back and forth to the delight of the crowd, who roared their approval as Kriel was announced the deserved winner.
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DeeJay KRIEL, South Africa