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McKenzie-Afolabi in Talks For Cruiserweight Showdown

By Terence Dooley

BoxingScene understands that talks are underway between the representatives of Ola Afolabi, 21-4-4 (10), and Ovill McKenzie, 24-12 (12).  The cruiserweights are in discussion for a summer showdown and hopefully there will be official news soon about the mooted 200lb encounter.

If made, the bout could help Afolabi get right back into contention following April’s decision defeat to Victor Emilo Ramierz for the IBF's interim title.  The 35-year-old has had a staccato schedule in recent years, fighting once thus far in 2015, once in 2014 and twice in 2013.  You have to go back to 2011 to find a fairly active year for the former WBO interim titlist—three fights and three wins.

McKenzie has also had a stop-start career of late, but he put a bad, single fight 2013 (L TKO 11 to Enzo Maccarinelli, who was stopped in nine by Afolabi in 2009) behind him to grab the British and Commonwealth belts last year.  His sole bout of 2015 saw him out-point Blackpool’s Matty Askin in March.

“The Upsetter” has been in fine form since moving up from 175lbs following the defeat to Maccarinelli; the 35-year-old would roll into a showdown with Afolabi with plenty of confidence and pep.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cloud on 05-23-2015

[FONT="Times New Roman"][COLOR="Red"]A good fight to make in my opinion. It is now convenient for Ola to fight for the British, Commonwealth titles. Ovill is on a roll.. it'll be a pity to see him lose the belts before he…

Comment by knockoutkid on 05-22-2015

drozd owns all he's looking like a beast

Comment by knockoutkid on 05-22-2015

good fight, im guessing a warren promotion.

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