By Per Ake Persson
French jr. middleweight champ Jimmy Colas, 31-9, defends the title against Frederic Serre, 13-7, on Thursday (Nov 29) in Enghien in a highly interesting fight between two fighters with losses on their respective last fights.
Serre lost on a controversial cut eye stoppage against Jack Culcay in August in Berlin in a fight for the WBA I/C title. Frederic was badly cut but what had caused the cut appeared to be a matter of dispute ringside that night. The referee ruled the damage had been caused by a punch and Serre was declared a TKO loser in a fight that was even and exciting at the time of the stoppage.
Colas was downright disappointing in losing to Jackson Osei Bonsu in Belgium in September in a fight for the EU title but was apparently plagued by a foot injury and problems making weight.
So on Thursday we see a crossroads fight between two men with a lot to prove.