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Giacobbe Fragomeni, Silvio Branco are Ready For Battle

On March 17 in Pavia, Italy, OPI 2000 (Salvatore and Christian Cherchi) will promote a major show: in the main event Giacobbe Fragomeni and Silvio Branco will fight for the vacant WBC silver world cruiserwieght title. A battle between Italian boxers is enough to excite Italian fans and that's why tickets are going fast. Photo: Fabio Bozzani.

The chance to fight WBC world champion Krysztof Wlodarczyk is enough to motivate Fragomeni and Branco and that's why both of them said that they prepared better than ever and are confident to bring home the silver belt. Fragomeni fought twice against the Polish star, getting one draw and a KO loss, while Branco sparred with him many times in the past.

Giacobbe Fragomeni's record is made of 33 fights: 29 wins (12 kos), 3 losses and 1 draw. He was WBC world champion from October 24, 2008 to November 21, 2009. Professional since July 1988, Silvio Branco built a record of 62 wins (37 kos), 10 losses and 2 draws. He became world champion in three weight divisions: middleweight, super middleweight (both were World Boxing Union titles) and light heavyweight (World Boxing Association, twice).

In the most important undercard, rising star "Black Mamba" Luca Giacon will defend the European Union lightweight crown against Krysztof Szot (15-1-1 with 5 KOs). Knockout artist Giacon (scored 17 KOs in 18 wins, his only other bout was declared a no-contest) recently trained for three weeks at Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles and for three weeks at Floyd Mayweather’s gym in Las Vegas.

Super lightweight Gaetano Putrone (1-0), local welterweight Gianluca Frezza (14-3-2 with 7 KOs) and promising cruiserweight Mirko Larghetti (15-0 with 8 KOs) will prove themselves in the opening bouts.

TV Network SportItalia 2 will broadcast live at 9:30 PM.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Erik K on 03-19-2012

I doubt many on here watched this or even cared. I ended up downloading the card it showed three fights. It wasn't a bad fight but pretty ****ty decision in my opinion. Classic boxer vs puncher match up. I scored…

Comment by Froch You on 03-16-2012

[QUOTE=knockoutkid;11896948]I think Branco is older, I think he fought or was around when Johnny nelson was fighting.[/QUOTE] That is correct. Branco is 45 & Fragomeni is 42.

Comment by knockoutkid on 03-16-2012

I think Branco is older, I think he fought or was around when Johnny nelson was fighting.

Comment by Alonzo Harris on 03-16-2012

Fragomeni is still fighting? christ, maybe it's time boxers were forced to retire at 40. Apart from B-hop and Vitali I can't think of any fighters aged over 40 that are even a shadow of their former selves.

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