WBC International 200 Lbs Silver champion Fabio TURCHI will fight for the vacant full title next April 26 in Florence against French champion Olivier.
Fabio had retained his Silver title last year on November 30th in Florence (Italy) against UK’s Tony Conquest by KO at 40 secs of round 7.
Fabio TURCHI retained his WBC International Silver belt in a spectacular fashion as he stopped in one round Darío German Balmaceda (Argentina). Both had successfully made the limit on their first attempt on the scale the day before. The challenger was easily under the Cruiserweight limit at kgs 88.500. The champion scaled kgs 90.500.
Fabio scored two knockdowns in round one, as he dropped early his taller challenger and again seconds later with a body shot to the liver. In both cases, Balmaceda beat the count, by his cormerman (Ricardo Quinteros) threw in the towel at 2’59” of round one after the second knockdown, when his fighter was already on his feet. International referee Guido Cavalleri called the fight off and declared Turchi a winner by TKO1 .
As an amateur Turchi won a silver medal at the World Youth Olympics and a bronze medal at the World Youth Championships. Boxing is in his blood as his father Leonardo was the Italian light heavy champion years ago. Turchi has signed a three year contract with Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal outfit, but he is also managed in Italy by Mr. Mario Loreni.
Former WBC International Silver champion in this weight class
Ryad Mehry, Ivory Coast-Belgium
Jon-Lewis Dickinson, England
Stephen Simmons, Scotland
Mateusz Masternak, Poland
Dmytro Kucher, Ukraine
Mirko Larghetti, Italy