By Per Ake Persson
French light heavies Nadjib Mohammedi, 28-3, and Hakim Chioui, 25-2-1, will clash for the vacant WBA Continental title on April 20th in Les Pennes Mirabeaux.
Mohammedi holds the WBFed world title but previously lost to WBO king Nathan Cleverly while Chioui was stopped against Jonathan Profichet in an attempt to win the WBO Euro title - and Profichet is also responsible for the second loss on Hakim΄s ledger.
This fight is the first for this new WBA subtitle although Willie Casey's decision win over Jason Booth was also for the continental title but it was then billed as being for the WBA Euro title. The WBA later opted for a less confrontational line against the EBU and we got the Continental bill instead.