Soro vs Kurbanov

Michel Soro Magomed Kurbanov

Soro Kurbanov

Marseille, France

On Air @ 8pm

20

Jul

Vacant WBA World Super-Welterweight Title

We've World Title action from Marseille on Saturday 20th July when French idol Michel Soro meets Magomed Kurbanov for the vacant WBA Super-Welterweight Title.

Soro (33-2-1, 22 KOs) gets his chance to finally become a World Champion after Brian Castano opted to relinquish after being ordered to face him.

Castano had previously beaten him on a split decision but decided not to go through with the rematch, handing an unexpected chance to Russia’s Kurbanov (17-0, 11 KOs).

Soro, 31, is the current WBA Gold Champion and wore that crown after knocking out Greg Vendetti when he last fought in December.

Last year he sealed his place at the top of the WBA rankings when he outpointed unbeaten American John Vera.

Soro fell short in his first World Title fight more than seven years ago after losing on points for the WBO Super-Welterweight strap on away soil in Ukraine against Zaurbek Baysangurov.

He recovered from that setback to win National, European and International crowns and now has a great chance to land one of the division’s biggest prizes after almost 11 years as a professional.

Kurbanov, 23, has only been boxing professionally for four years and will be fighting outside of Russia for the first time in his professional career.

He last boxed in February, outpointing experienced Argentinian Damian Ezequiel Bonelli and in September 2017 beat Stepan Horvath to claim the WBO International Championship.

As an amateur he won National Titles and in 2008 won the World Youth Championships.

Kevin Lele Sadjo Walter Gabriel Sequeira

Sadjo Sequeira

On Air @ 8pm

Vacant WBA Intercontinental Super-Middleweight Title

In the chief support, French powerhouse Kevin Lele Sadjo (12-0, 12 KOs) meets experienced Argentinian Walter Gabriel Sequeira.

Sadjo, 29, turned professional little more than two years ago and has created a serious buzz after leaving a trail of destruction in his wake, but Sequeira is still a step up in class.

As well as a 100% KO ratio, he holds the French Title and was in action last month stopping John Cortez in five rounds.

Sequeira (22-5, 15 KOs) has been campaigning at Light-Heavyweight and has lost to Anthony Yarde, but believes dropping down to the 168lb division for the first time will benefit his career.

In January he beat Facundo Nicolas Galovar on points to claim the WBC Latino Light-Heavyweight bauble.

Dmitry Chudinov Louis Toutin

Chudinov Toutin

On Air @ 8pm

Super-Middleweight contest

Russian Chudinov (21-5-3, 13 KOs) has won just one of his last six fights and has crashed out of the World Title picture.

He is best known to British fight fans for his Interim WBA Middleweight Title fight against Chris Eubank Jr in February 2015.

Chudinov, 32, last boxed in May when his WBC Asian Council Light-Heavyweight Title fight against Armenak Hovhannisyan ended in a technical draw after two rounds. Chudinov was bady cut after a clash of heads.

Toutin, 21, won his first 11 fights with nine opponents not making it past three rounds, but in May suffered his first defeat when unbeaten Ukrainian Petro Ivanov stopped him in nine.