SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT 168 Lbs

Unbeaten former Italian champion Ivan Zucco (16-0, 14 KOs) scored a spectacular second round TKO over Serbia’s Marko Nikolic (28-2, 12 KOs) to win the vacant WBC International SuperMiddle weight title on Friday April 22nd in Verbania, Piemonte, North of Italy. Zucco was staggered at the end of round one when Nikolic nearly dropped him with a perfect uppercut.  But, the Italian fighter dropped the Serbian twice in round two to win the vacant crown . Nikolic could beat the count , but referee Massimo Barrovecchio wisely stopped the contest at  1:30.   Great win for one of the best Italian prospects.

 

Former WBC International champions in this weight class

Petro Ivanov,   Ukraine

Evgeny Shvedenko,  Russia

Giovanni De Carolis,   Italy

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