Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Bacskai, Egedi, Torteli Back in Action in Hungary

by Tamas Pradarics

Felix Promotion is closing out this year with a busy card on Friday evening at the Lake Side Hotel in Szekesfehervar, Hungary. While some of the flagship fighters, like world-ranked contenders Imre Szello and Zoltan Kovacs are already preparing for the Holidays, others are sweating in the gym to get ready for one more tango before Christmas.

Former Hungarian welterweight titlist Balazs Torteli headlines the show in an attempt to win his second national championship, this time at super lightweight. The 25-year-old Torteli (14-1, 5 KOs) won the 147-pound version of the title November last year and defended it once this past April before dropping down to 140 pounds in September. In his second appearance at super lightweight, he will face experienced Zoltan Szabo (18-9, 8 KOs). The location is well-known for Torteli, who lives in the city of Szekesfehervar.

”Like always, I am in beast mode to get ready for fight night. I perform in front of a home crowd and this is going to be my first main event. I am so happy for that. This is a crucial fight in my career, I can not afford to slip on this one. Failure is not an option,” said Torteli to BoxingScene.com.

hungary-boxing_1

Former European champ and Rio Olympian Balazs Bacskai continues on his fresh pro run that he started last June. After a short journey at light middleweight, Bacskai is now back at 160 pounds where he is facing Alex Marongiu (6-7). Marongiu’s record may not a nice one but he proved before he can be a spoiler.

Ferenc Berki Jr steps into the squared circle against former amateur junior European silver medalist Jemal Shalamberidze (7-1, 4 KOs). Berki (9-0, 5 KOs) last performed in September when he won by way of a hard-fought decision in a grudge match over Zoltan Kispal. Berki vs Shalamberidze is scheduled to go eight rounds at 154 pounds.
WBO Youth 168-pound titlist Renato Egedi (11-1-2, 5 KOs) and leading Hungarian cruiserweight champ Jozsef Darmos (8-1-1, 7 KOs) will face stay-busy opponents in six-rounders while Balazs Marton, Zoltan Kispal, and Zoltan Surman Jr will have tune-up bouts on the undercard.

Special guest fighters on the card will be Germany’s former WBC Youth 175-pound titleholders Toni Kraft (11-0-1, 3 KOs) and James Kraft (12-0, 8 KOs) plus current WBO Inter-Continental titlist Shefat Isufi (24-3-2, 19 KOs), all against separated opposition.

Felix Promotion is on a mission to reach out to a younger generation of potential fight fans. On Friday evening, every child under 14 is welcome to enter the show for free, while they are also in a draw to win special Christmas presents during the evening.

The card is promoted by leading Hungarian boxing promoter, Felix Racz, and gets televised live on M4 Sport, Hungary’s national sports broadcaster.

You can reach Tamas Pradarics at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @TomiPradarics.

User Comments and Feedback
ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (0)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Amanda Serrano Continues To Train Hard For Katie Taylor UFC's White: Everybody is Running and Hiding, I'm Looking For Solutions Pacquiao in Quarantine After Contact With Politician Who Tested Positive Billy Joe Saunders Apologizes For Domestic Violence Video WBSS Fantasy Tournament: Mike Tyson Blasts George Foreman in Four Whyte: Joshua Wasn't Serious About Rematch, Used Me as Scapegoat Meng Fanlong: I Saw Weaknesses In Beterbiev In Fight Versus Gvozdyk Matchroom Boxing Donates Event Tickets To NHS Staff Haye: After Witherspoon Fight, You Wouldn't Think Usyk Could Beat Fury, AJ Froch: You've Got To Put Fury As No. 1 Heavyweight, Ahead Of Joshua Teofimo Lopez: Gervonta Davis Has No Discipline; It's Catching Up To Him Saunders: If Canelo Fight's Not Meant To Happen For Me, Not Meant To Happen Daily Bread Mailbag: Atlas Ripping Ruiz, Wilder's Loss, Klitschko-Lewis Kal Yafai on Loss To Chocolatito, Rematch Clause, Moving Up WBC Prez: We All Have To Do Our Part To Prevent Coronavirus Spread Quentin Tarantino Breaks Down His Top 5 Boxing Movies Nelson Warns: Writing Joshua Off in Fury Fight is a Fatal Mistake! 50 Classic YouTube Boxing Clips Margarito Admits He Underestimated Pacquiao, Fight Should Have Been Stopped Parker Tabs Tyson Fury as "The Best Heavyweight of Our Era" David Benavidez Staying Active, Still Hopes For Hometown Defense Abner Mares Will Work With Manny Robles, Parts With Robert Garcia Longtime Cut Man, Trainer Nelson Cuevas Dies At 80 From Coronavirus Fury Donates Thousands of Electrolyte Drinks To Assist NHS in Coronavirus Battle WBSS Fantasy Tournament: Muhammad Ali Stops Liston in Five Munguia: Canelo is The Best Mexico Has, Why The Haters? Froch, Macklin Back Fury as Top Man at Heavyweight, Explain Why Oscar De La Hoya Donates 250K in The Fight Against Coronavirus Srisaket Sor Rungvisai: I'm Happy for Chocolatito, I Want Estrada WBSS Fantasy Tournament: Ali To Face Liston in Semi-Final, Frazier is Out Joet Gonzalez: I'm Going To Do Everything In My Power To Stay Active Trainer: No Matter What, Jose Ramirez Will Train Hard And Stay Ready Billy Joe Saunders: Reynoso, Canelo 'Do Good Meat Out There As Well' Whyte Would Like To Fight Joshua "Two or Three" More Times Boxing Without Boxing: Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Ring' Roy Jones Jr. Joins SparBar's Board of Athletic Directors Nicola Adams Has No Regrets Over Decision To Retire Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua Not Until February 2021, Says Warren Fanlong Far From Family, Dealing With Pandemic Instead Of Battling Beterbiev Antonio Margarito Reveals Why He Left Boxing in 2017
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement