Lasisi Aliu to defend WBC Intl Silver title against Lara

Dubai-based Nigerian boxer, Aliu Lasisi will defend his World Boxing Council (WBC) International Silver Super Flyweight title against Keyvin Francisco Lara of Nicaragua on the 5th of April, 2019 at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, UAE, NationSport reports.

The 28 year old claimed the WBC International Silver Super Flyweight title when he defeated Mchanja Yohana of Tanzania by unanimous decision after 10 Rounds at the famous Bukom Boxing Arena, Accra, Ghana in December last year.

Lasisi will be looking forward to extend his record to 12 wins from 12 contests against Lara, a former world title challenger with record (26-3, 9 KOs).

The Lasisi vs Lara 12 rounds clash is one of the headline fights of the Fight DXB Uncovered Show, which will see 22 countries being represented, 22 exceptional professional boxers in 11 hotly anticipated fights.

The event is presented by Ahmed A. Seddiqis Round 10 Boxing Club in association with international boxing powerhouse MTK Global.

Also on the card, Irelands undefeated David Oliver Joyce (9-0-KO7) and Scot Stephen Tiffney (10-1-KO4) will clash for the WBO European Featherweight Title for the second title up for grabs.

2016 Olympic Gold Medalist and flyweight champion Shakhobidin Zoirov makes his eagerly awaited professional debut alongside another elite Uzbeki amateur talent in Hurshid Tojibaev.

Australias heavy-hitting youngster Mateo Tapia (9-0-KO5) is widely tipped for the world stage and takes on a graduation fight against Indias Gaganpreet Sharma (8-1-KO4), while London-based Saudi Arabian Zuhayr Al-Qahtani (5-0) continues his rise against another Indian in SK Saheb.

One man to have raced to prominence early in his time in the paid ranks is Kazakhstans Sultan Zaurbek (5-0-KO3), who faces Chinas Yuancai Zhu and there are other attractive international match-ups throughout a ground-breaking card.

Author: Akeem Lawal




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