Super middleweight prospect Daniele Scardina and European lightweight champion Francesco Patera are set to make their returns on Oct. 25 in Milan, Italy, in a show that will stream on DAZN.
Scardina (17-0, 14 KO) was known as a puncher for a while, but his last two fights have both gone a 10-round distance, beating Henri Kekalainen on Mar. 8 and Alessandro Goddi on Jun. 28. The 27-year-old Scardina had a bit more trouble against Goddi than he usually does, and his real upside at 168 is questionable.
Patera (22-3, 8 KO) is a two-time European champ at 135, winning his second belt when it was vacant, defeating Lewis Ritson last October in Newcastle, England. He’s since made successful defenses against Marvin Petit and Paul Hyland Jr, the latter bout coming on that Jun. 28 card, which was also in Milan.
On Oct. 25, he’ll be facing Domenico Valentino (8-0, 1 KO), a 35-year-old Italian who was a longtime amateur standout before going pro in May 2017. Valentino medaled at the World Amateur Championships on five occasions — bronze in 2005, 2011, and 2013, silver in 2007, and gold in 2009. He competed at the Olympics in 2004, 2008, and 2012.
The show will also feature Ukrainian welterweight Maxim Prodan (17-0-1, 14 KO), who now fights out of Milan, against Tony Dixon (12-2, 3 KO), a 27-year-old fighter from Wales.