CRUISERWEIGHT SILVER

WBC International 200 Lbs Silver champion Fabio TURCHI (Italy) 15-0, 11 inside.

Title defence postponed:  Fabio Turchi  was on the line to defend his WBC International Cruiserweight Silver title on  June 2nd in Atlantic City .    The show was to be staged by Real Deal of Evander Holyfield who recently informed the Committee that the fight will be rescheduled.   Fabio was to face Nicholas Ryan Kisner (USA) 20-4-1.   More to come.

Most recent title defence :     At the  Nelson Mandela Forum in Florence, Toscana, Italy  promoted by Mr. Mario Loreni on Friday 2nd February 2018:

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.

 

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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