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Newz Forum: BOXING: September date for Macca

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posted on Jul, 31 2004 @ 11:39 PM
WBU cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli will make the fifth defence of his title at the Newport Sports Centre on Friday, 3 September.

The 23-year-old's opponent has yet to be named, but it could be European champion Vincenzo Cantatore of Italy.

The Swansea fighter is still pursuing WBO champion Johnny Nelson, who makes a mandatory defence against Rudiger May in Dusseldorf on 4 September.

If both champions win, a match-up could be arranged in December.

"I'm gunning for Nelson," said Maccarinelli. "In my eyes he's the best in the division and I admire him, but we are in the business of proving who is the best.

"I will be looking to knock out whoever is put in front of me on 3 September and then get it on with Nelson."

Promoter Frank Warren added: "You've got Enzo and Johnny, two of the best cruiserweights in the world, fighting on consecutive nights and if both win it will set up a massive fight later in the year."

Story from BBC SPORT:

Published: 2004/07/31 14:08:18 GMT



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