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 Last update:  1/23/2012       Read more by Alexey Sukachev         
Avtandil Khurtsidze-Domenico Spada Ordered By WBC
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By Alexey Sukachev and Dmitry Mikhalchuk

Newly crowned WBC Silver middleweight titlist Avtandil Khurtsidze (27-2-2, 16 KOs) has another tough test ahead of him. WBC #5 ranked 160lber, who is coming off a close majority decision over Ghanaian Ozzie Duran in December, has been ordered by the World Boxing Council to take on rugged Italian contender and WBC #9 ranked Domenico Spada (34-4, 18 KOs) in his first defense.

The fight is tentatively set to take place in spring either in Italy or in Ukraine (Khurtsidze is promoted by Kiev-based Elite Boxing Promotions).

Spada is best known for two unsuccessful challenges to the WBC middleweight interim title against German champion Sebastian Zbik. He also lost a competitive decision to Brit Darren Barker for the European crown. Former IBO champion Khurtsidze enjoyed 4-0, 2 KOs, streak the last year. He is also ranked #6 by the IBF and #11 by the WBO.

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comment by rey guey, on 01-23-2012
Sulaiman setting up an easy mark for Chavez jr. the silver title is the equivalent of a interim title. so the silver title holder is really the mandatory, technically speak. all 5'4 Khurtsidze is too dangerous for Chavez if the fight ends up in Italy, Spada will win and grab the title. ...

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