Karim Guerfi will look to once again become European champion as he steps up to featherweight to challenge Andoni Gago for his EBU featherweight title next month.
The two men will collide on a MGZ Promotions show at the Marbella Arena in Spain on Friday 13 August, with Guerfi back in action following his clash with Lee McGregor in March.
Guerfi (29-5, 9 KOs) is jumping up to 126lbs for the showdown, as he looks to build on the impressive stoppage victories he has picekd up against the likes of Georges Ory and Stephane Jamoye in recent years.
Gago (24-3-4, 7 KOs) was last in the ring in April, where his title defence against Gavin McDonnell ended in a fifth round technical draw due to an accidental headbutt.
Gago won the belt in 2019 with a split decision win over Jesus Sanchez, and has also shared the ring with fighters such as Lee Selby and Viorel Simion in his career.
IN OTHER NEWS: Travis “Rattlesnake” Hanshaw, 17-1-1 (8), the World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Super Middleweight Champion, has patiently been waiting to make his first defense of the title he won over two years ago.
The 29-year-old from Ashland, Kentucky, has fought twice since becoming world champion, both times winning low-profile stay-busy fights, but due to the pandemic it has not been possible to arrange a title-defense until now.
On July 31 at the Boyd County Community Center in his home-town, Hanshaw will take on Atlantic City´s Anthony “Juice” Young, a former WBC regional titlist who is coming off a victory over former WBO World Champion Sadam Ali.
Young, 21-2 (8), is moving up in weight and has also suffered from inactivity, but he is riding a ten-fight winning-streak and full of belief that he can shock the Hanshaw fans and take home the WBF world title.
The Hanshaw vs. Young WBF World Super Middleweight title fight will headline a card promoted by East Coast Promotions.