Challenger for Charlo: Madrimov and Soro will have a rematch in the undercard of the show Chisora-Pulev 2


Top prospect of the first middleweight (up to 69.9 kg) Israil Madrimov (8-0, 6 KOs) from Uzbekistan and Frenchman Michel Soro (35-3-1, 24 KOs) will have a rematch as part of the boxing evening on July 9 in London ( England), the main event of which will be a heavyweight rematch between Derek Chisora ​​and Kubrat Pulev.

The first fight between Madrimov and Soro took place in December last year in Israel’s homeland and ended with his early victory in the ninth round. However, there was a scandal: the referee missed the gong and stopped the fight in favor of Madrimov after the 3-minute time limit had expired.

As a result, the losing team filed a protest with the WBA, which was granted.

“I am looking forward to this fight again,” Madrimov said. – After the first fight, I told my team: if the way the fight ended requires a rematch, I’m ready to do it. I don’t want any questions to remain. May the strongest win this time, with dignity and decisiveness.

We add that at stake, as in the first fight, will be the status of a contender for the WBA world title, which currently belongs to the absolute division champion American Jermell Charlo.