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Avtandil Khurtsidze-Domenico Spada Ordered By WBC

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) 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…

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