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Frank Buglioni Eager To Trade Punches With Khomitsky

Top Enfield talent Frank Buglioni is hungry for ring success now that he’s had a pizza named after him.

The super-middleweight star defends his WBO European title for the second time this Saturday (12th April) at the Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in London, and will tuck into his special “Wise Guy” pizza once he’s defeated challenger Sergey Khomitsky.

Buglioni’s dynamite punching and model looks from his Italian heritage have attracted a lot of attention outside of the ring and a local restaurant has taken his nickname to give to one of their pizzas.

He said, “A friend of mine named Jim over in one of the local restaurants in Enfield wanted to name the pizza after me on the menu. I helped him and went and opened the restaurant for him. It’s quite a surreal thing to have. It’s nice. I met him at a charity football match and he has followed my career, he loves his boxing and we kept in contact and it just so happened this was a venture of his and he has made me a part of it with the name of the pizza. I’m quite proud of it. Unfortunately I’m not the chef so I didn’t get to choose what it was but he said it’s a classic Italian pizza that packs a punch! I was happy with that.”

Undefeated in twelve fights with nine stoppages and his last three fights ending in big KO stoppages, Buglioni, 24, faces the hardest test of his career against the Belarusian who ended the career of Jamie Moore and took big hitters Martin Murray and Ryan Rhodes the distance.

He added, “I know he’s a good fighter. I know he has mixed with world-class opposition. He has stopped Jamie Moore, went the distance with Ryan Rhodes and only got beat by Martin Murray last time out by points. He is a very experienced guy and is going to be my toughest test to date. I haven’t underestimated him at all. I’ve trained very hard for him. I’ve got a mind in a good place and I’m ready to put on a good performance.  Once Khomitsky is out of the way I’m looking forward to feasting on my pizza!” 

The Power Of London show features the next generation of boxing stars: WBO European Super-Middleweight Champion Frank Buglioni, Commonwealth Cruiserweight Champion Tony Conquest, WBA Intercontinental Welterweight Champion Bradley Skeete and Vacant WBA International Super-Bantamweight Title Challenger Lewis Pettitt.  An action-packed undercard features Chris Eubank Jnr., Eddie Chambers, Gary Corcoran, Tom Baker, Georgie Kean and the pro-debut of Simon Barclay.

Remaining tickets for The Power Of London, priced from £40, are available from Eventim on 0844 249 1000 or www.eventim.co.uk

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kizzle on 04-11-2014

Martin Murray's a big hitter now apparently

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