The French flag will be flying on March 26 at the Casino de Montréal when Christian “Solide” Mbilli (20-0, 18 KOs) will defend his WBC Continental of the Americas belt against his fellow countryman, Nadjib Mohammedi (44-8, 27 KOs).
This duel will be part of the 3rd event of the EOTTM 10th Anniversary series, which will also feature Artem “Razor” Oganesyan (12-0, 10 KOs) facing off against veteran Stephen Danyo ( 20-4-3, 7 KOs) of Holland.
On December 11, Mbilli made a name for himself by defeating Ronald Ellis in the most important victory of his career. Following this stellar performance in which he dominated in every round, “Solide” ascended to the eight world ranking of the WBC.
Mbilli is aware that Mohammedi is a seasoned boxer who has confronted the greatest names of his division and who is on a winning streak following three victories by KO in his last three fights. Mohammedi, who has put in over 300 rounds in his professional career, is another test for Mbilli, and this fight is another opportunity for “Solide” to demonstrate his prowess.
Although Mohammedi is a boxing icon in his native France, he wants to prove that he is still part of the elite on the world stage by defeating this young hopeful.
“While Mohammedi had already attained the highest summit of boxing in France, Mbilli was sharpening his skills in the ranks of amateur boxing. This clash will be a classic example of youth vs. experience. Mbilli will have to be careful, as Mohammedi is an excellent and powerful counter-puncher,” explained Marc Ramsay, development director and Mbilli’s trainer.
Mohammedi has established a solid reputation on the international scene over the years, confronting the biggest names of his division. He fought Doudou Ngumbu, Lee Campbell, Sergey Kovalev, Oleksandr Gyozdyk, Vladimir Shishkin, as well as to Evgeny Shvedenko.