Cedric Vitu-Marcello Matano IBF Eliminator For Jarett Hurd Shot

By Per Ake Persson

Super welterweights Cedric Vitu (45-2) and Marcello Matano (17-2) clash in an IBF final eliminator on May 18 at the Cirque d´Hiver in Paris.

The winner will become the mandatory challenger for current IBF champion Jarrett Hurd.

It´s worth noting that while Matano is # 4 in the world according to the IBF, he´s # 20 in the latest EBU ratings. Vitu is # 3 in the IBF ratings and is reigning EBU champ.

Light heavyweight Jonas Madsen (7-0) take on experienced Colombian Beibi Berrocal at the Frederiksberg Hall in Copenhagen on April 7.

Berrocal lost to Patrick Nielsen on his last visit to Denmark.

Madsen went 5-3 in the amateurs but have looked quite impressive in his pro fights. Also on the bill is super middleweight Daniel Heinze (6-1) and he is in against Bruno Tavarez (9-0).  Heinze lost to Derrick "Superman" Findley last time out but put up a good fight.

Super welterweight Vincenzo Bevilacqua (11-0) won the Italian title last night in Rome with a technical decision over Luciano Abis (34-5-1) on a Buccioni Boxing Team promotion. The fight was called off in the seventh with Abis badly cut and it went to the scorecards and Bevilacqua was ahead on scores of 68-65 twice and 67-65.

On the undercard cruiserweight Pietro Aurino (40-3) continued his comeback with a points win over Ukrainan Vitaliy Nevesely (13-2) and welter Michele Di Rocco (41-2-1) won a disqualification over Georgian journeyman Mikheil Avakyan.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tom Cruise on 03-26-2017

Bull**** IBF rankings strike again.

Comment by sicko on 03-26-2017

Based on IBF Rankings at 154, Hurd will be Champion for awhile he still young still he will have time to get BETTER before any unification bout

Comment by Eastcoast on 03-26-2017

Good soft touches for Hurd. The guy can use the developmental fights.

Comment by NYG on 03-26-2017

Hurd beats both of them at the same time

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