Matchroom Boxing Italy Announces July 11 Card In Rome

Matchroom Boxing Italy has announced a show in Rome taking place in Rome.

The company’s July 11 show on DAZN will take place at the Stadio Nicola Pietrangeli in Rome and will feature a number of regional title bouts.

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One title bout will have Fabio Turchi defend his WBC International cruiserweight title for the first time against British fighter Tommy McCarthy. Turchi won the WBC International title in his last fight back in April when he knocked out Sami Enbom in less than 90 seconds. That fight took place on a DAZN card in Florence, Italy and was Turchi's second straight knockout win. 

McCarthy sports a 14-2 pro record and is coming off a third-round stoppage win over Jiri Svacina back on May 18. Prior to that, McCarthy was stopped by Richard Riakporhe in a WBA Intercontinental title bout in March.

Also on the card is a WBC International Silver middleweight title bout will have former world title challenger Emanuele Blandamura face Marcus Morrison. Blandamura unsuccessfully challenged for the WBA "Regular" middleweight title in 2018 when he was stopped by Ryota Murata in Japan. Since then, Blandamura has won two straight fights, both of them taking place in Italy. Morrison is on a four-fight win streak since losing an eight-round fight against Alistair Warren back in 2018.

Lastly, Serhiy Demchenko will face Hakim Zoulikha for the vacant EBU European Union light heavyweight title. The two faced off in 2017 with Demchenko winning the bout by technical decision after five rounds. Demchenko once held the title and has won his last two fights, both taking place in December 2018. Zoulikha also held the European Union title and has faced the likes of Robin Krasniqi and Sullivan Barrera throughout his career.

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