By Igor Lozarin, tass
The quarterfinal match of the second season of the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS), at the bantamweight limit, will see WBO world champion Zolani Tete go up against Olympian Mikhail "Misha"Aloyan in Yekaterinburg on October 13.
This fight was announced on Monday at a press conference by the Secretary-General of the Russian Boxing Federation, Umar Kremlev.
"It is planned that on October 13 at the Expo Center in Yekaterinburg, there will be the fight between Aloyan and Tete, and another quarter-final, but the draw of that weight category has not happened as of yet," Kremlev said.
Last month's draw matched up Tete and Aloyan in the opening round of the competition.
"This is an opponent with a lot of experience, he has 30 fights, a lot of knockouts. I hope for a spectacular fight, we will train hard," Aloyan said.
Kremlev added that in Yekaterinburg, there is a lot of attention being paid to boxing.
"There is a boxing academy here, it's the only place in Russia where you can professionally train athletes. Here we can bring national teams to the training camp... We hope that there will be fights from both the semifinals and finals held here," he said.
The 29-year-old Aloyan is the owner of the title of the International championship of the World Boxing Association (WBA) in the bantamweight division. He made his professional debut on May 2017, he has four wins (no knockouts) and no defeats. He is also a bronze medalist in the 2012 London Olympic Games, a two-time world champion and European champion.
On the record of the 30-year-old Tete, he has 27 wins (21 by KO), 3 losses. He held the world title of the International Boxing Federation (IBF) in the super flyweight division during 2014-2015, and he's held the WBO belt at bantamweight since November 2017, and he's made one defense of that belt.
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