Ermal Hadribeaj (Albania – based in Miami) retained his WBC International Superwelter weight crown against young unbeaten Ukraine’s Bohdan Shtonda last January 27th at the Motor World in Köln (Cologne-Germany) in a good 10-round title bout. Ermal outpointed Shtonda to remain unbeaten at 18-0, 7. The champion was scheduled to make another title defence on May 11th in Köln (Germany), but a left hand injury he suffered while training forced the bout to be postponed to next summer. Ermal had a successful easy surgery at the beinning of May.