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WBC Confirm That Zhong, Cuello Ink Contracts For 6/28

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

WBC minimumweight mandatory challenger Denver Cuello (33-4-6, 21 KO’s), a hard-hitting Filipino southpaw, will at last battle  champion Xiong Zhao Zhong (20-4-1, 11 KO’s) of China for the title in Dubai on June 28.

WBC official Patrick Cusik has informed president Don Jose Sulaiman that “both boxers, champion Zhong and challenger Cuello have signed fighters contracts with the promoter in Dubai, KO Promotions.”

KO Promotions is headed  by Dameza Taumafal who previously promoted a fight card featuring ALA Promotions boxers headed by Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista and Milan Melindo at The Lodge, Chi Garden in Dubai on April 23, 2010 where the local television coverage for ALA Promotions and partners ABS-CBN proved to be a disaster although all other arrangements including hotel accommodation, transportation and food were excellent.

Bautista who was very popular with Filipinos in the U.A.E scored a 6th round knockout over Thailand’s Saichon Sotompitak while Melindo won by a 4th round TKO over Komrit Lukkuomgmuekol.

Cusik reported that “both fighters were happy to sign the fighter contract” and added that a press conference will be held in Kunming (China) on  June 6.

It was the city where Zhong won the vacant world title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Javier Martinez Resendiz of Mexico after Cuello’s manager agreed to step-aside to give the WBC an opportunity to btreak into the potentially vast Chinese market.

There was an attempt to give Zhong a voluntary title defense when the WBC board of governors disregarded the commitment made to Cuello as the mandatory challenger but that fight fizzled out and after a long wait Cuello will get his eagerly awaited title shot.

Cusik said he has been invited by the promoter to Dubai to speak to the event management group on 26 May and go through all the WBC requirements.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sapak on 05-23-2013

Glad to know that denver will finally have a chance to fight for a world boxing title.

Comment by komandante on 05-23-2013

Cuello is a gentle beast, he will KO anyone at minimum weight :boxing::boxing:.

Comment by giacomino on 05-22-2013

Cuello is a serious warrior. I hope he makes the paper champion pay for renting his belt

Comment by nycsmooth on 05-22-2013

if the bout is in Mex City, Cuello will ko him, there or anywhere....this guy getting the title was as bad as Alvarez beating a welter wt 4 his, & as same never defending vs #1 or his mandatory...poor Cuello…

Comment by Hougigo on 05-22-2013

In Dubai? Doesn't matter... Cuello knocking this false ass "champ" out How long was it now? 2 and a half years?

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