Former WBA jr. welterweight champ Souleyman M´Baye is set to make a low key return on March 21 on his 38th birthday in Budapest, Hungary. M´Baye, 39-4-1, has been inactive since losing the WBA interim title to Ismael El Massoudi in July of 2011 on a 12th-round injury related TKO.
M´Baye turned pro in 1998 and have through the years been fighting all over Europe. He first won the EBU title in 2002 but lost to Vivian Harris in 2003 in his first attempt to win a world title and it wasn´t until 2006 Souleyman became WBA jr welter king by beating Raul Balbi. He lost the title to Gavin Rees but bounced back to regain the EBU belt and became WBA interim champ in 2010.
Opponent for now on the Budapest bill is Laszlo Haaz and it´s the kind of matchup where only one man can win and it´s not Haaz.
The show is promoted by Profi-Box Promotion headed by Zoltan Petranyi and Zoltan headlines the bill by defending the Hungarian heavyweight title against Attila Palko.