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.