Matchroom Boxing and OPI Since 82 return to Milan on April 16th with some top European talent in tow, including an Italy vs. France cruiserweight showdown and a rescheduled battle for the WBC silver lightweight belt.
Italy’s Fabio Turchi (18-1, 13 KO) headlines against unbeaten Frenchman Dylan Bregeon (11-0-1, 3 KO) in a battle of BoxRec’s #21 vs. #29. Turchi will look for his second victory since a 2019 upset loss to Tommy McCarthy, while Bregeon attempts to build off of his January 2020 decision over countryman Olivier Vautrain. The winner will receive the EBU European Union title, not to be confused with the actual European title presently held by McCarthy.
The co-feature between Francesco Patera (23-3, 8 KO) and Devis Boschiero (49-6-2, 22 KO) originally headlined a December card before Patera withdrew due to COVID. The aforementioned silver title at stake may or may not actually translate to greater opportunities in the WBC rankings.
Viewers will also get to see undefeated super middleweights Ivan Zucco (12-0, 10 KO) and Luca Capuano (11-0, 2 KO) duke it out. The pair havea combined three wins over opponents with winning records, which should give you a sense of their previous strength of schedule.
Matchroom Sport Managing Director Eddie Hearn said: “On a huge week for the Cruiserweight division that sees Lawrence Okolie take on Krzysztof Glowacki for the WBO World Title, I’m delighted to announce Fabio Turchi’s return to the ring as he looks to climb the rankings towards a World Title shot of his own. We know just how good Francesco Patera is from his win over Lewis Ritson in Newcastle, and I’m confident his clash with Boschiero won’t disappoint. We look forward to another great night in Milan, with all of the action shown around the world on DAZN.”
Christian Cherchi of OPI Since 82 said: “Another important test is waiting Fabio Turchi in his challenge for European Union Title against Dylan Bregeon. Franceso Patera will finally meet Devis Boschiero for the vacant WBC Silver World Title and there’s an interesting Italian Title battle between undefeated Super-Middleweights Ivan Zucco and Luca Capuano. A stacked undercard features Samuel Nmomah, Mauro Forte, Armando Casamonica and Mohammed Obbadi. Don’t miss it, live and on demand on DAZN!”