An interesting title defence for current champion Michael Magnesi did not eventually happen as Ghana’s Maxwell Awuku, the challenger, did not comply with the weight limit. The fight proceeded as a non-title contest and Michael won it inside the distance. Most likely the challenger arrived too late in Rome, the city where the Championship was scheduled for October 26th .
Michael had KO’d in round 10 more experienced Noé Emanuel Lopez (México) to win the vacant WBC International Silver title last June 21 still in Rome. See pictures below.
Fantastic ceremony of the official weigh-in here in Rome at the historical “Stadio di Domiziano” in Piazza Navona.
Thursday 20th June 2019
Rome Italy “Stadio Domiziano” Piazza Navona 5:05 PM LT
Vacant WBC International 130 Lbs Silver title bout 12×3
Noé Emanuel LOPEZ (México) Kgs 58.100
Michael Magnesi (Italy) Kgs 57.500
a 12.round fight for the vacant WBC International Super-Feather weight Silver crown – Rome Friday 21st June 2019 Parco della Pace by Mr. Davide Buccioni
Michael Magnesi (Italy) vs Emanuel Lopez (México)
Former WBC International Silver Champions in this weight class
Joseph Martin Ward Great Britain
Pablo Manuel Ojeda Argentina
Horacio Alfredo Cabral Argentina
Jhonny Gonzalez México
René ALVARADO Nicaragua
Juan Pablo Sanchez México
Stephen Smith Great Britain
John Simpson Great Britain