William Scull wants to fight current champion Giovanni De Carolis. If the interested parties reach the agreement, this interesting title defence will take place in Berlin next February 8th. More details to come soon.
Giovanni had retained his belt last June 21 in Rome at the “Parco della Pace”. Armenia’s Gevor Khoren Avetisyan gave the champion a tough fight, indeed. But, eventually the champion was declared a winner by unanimous decision 116-112 (twice) 117-111 (a bit too wide). Mr. Davide Buccioni promoted.
Fantastic ceremony of the official weigh-in here in Rome today at the historical “Stadio Domiziano” in Piazza Navona.
Thursday 20th June 2019 – Rome “Stadio Domiziano” Piazza Navona – 5:07 PM LT
WBC International 168 Lbs full title bout 5:07 PM LT
Gevor Avetisyan Khoren (challenger) Kgs 75.450
Giovanni De Carolis (champion) Kgs 76.00
How Giovanni won the vacant belt
In the beautiful location of “Cinecittà Cinema Studios 10” in Rome , on Friday 14 December 2018 , Giovanni De Carolis outpointed Italian champion Dragan Lepei to win the vacant WBC International SuperMiddle weight title. The final scoring was :
115-113 116-111 115-112 all for the new champion.
One flash knockdown scored by De Carolis in round two.
The day before at the Stadio Domiziano” in Piazza Navona in Roma, the official weigh-in had taken place. Giovanni De Carolis and current Italian champion Dragan Lepei (born in Roumania but now Italian Citizen) eventually made the limit. Lepei complied with the limit on his first attempt on the scale (kgs 76.100). Giovanni De Carolis had to try twice, as in his first attempt he scaled kgs 76.600. At 5:36 pm LT, Giovanni made the limit and scaled kgs 76.204 (168 Lbs). The vacant Championship was promoted by Mr. Davide Buccioni at the International Cinema Mecca called “Cinecittà”.
Former WBC International champions in this weight class
Avni Yildirim, Turkey
Michael Rocky Fielding, Great Britain
Callum Smith, Great Britain
Giovanni De Carolis, Italy
Nikola Sjekloca, Montenegro
Adonis Stevenson, Haiti – Canada
Robert Stieglitz, Russia – Germany
Denis Inkin, Russia
Mario Veit, Germany
Jürgen Brahmer, Germany
Otis Grant, Jamaica – Canada
Eric Lucas, Canada
Markus Beyer, Germany
Herol Graham, Great Britain
Mikkel Kessler, Denmark
Jaffa Ballogou, Togo
Goodwin Anyamene, Nigeria
Hunter Clay, Nigeria
Lou Gent, Great Britain
Paul Jones, Great Britain