By Per Ake Persson
Undefeated EBU and WBC Silver light middleweight champion Sergey Rabchenko (24-0, 18KOs) arrived today in the French city of Valence where he has started his physical preparation under they guidance of Nicolas Riffard.
Rabchenko will stay for four weeks with Riffard and will then travel to Manchester where he΄ll carry on his preparations under the guidance of Ricky Hatton.
Rabchenko, 24-0, makes his mandatory against Frenchman Cedric Vitu, 35-2. Hatton Promotions won purse bids for the right to stage the fight and will announce date and site in the near future. Vitu lost a close, split decision in their first fight.