Francesco Patera Not Involved With Late Substitute Melnyk

As beforehand reported on, Devis Boschiero got here up optimistic for COVID-19 and is out of the image within the April 16 occasion, which is being staged behind closed doorways at Allianz Cloud in Milan by Opi Since 82 and Matchroom. The occasion will probably be streamed reside by DAZN.

Ukraine’s Vladislav Melnyk (13-3 with 8 KOs) will problem Belgian Francesco Patera (23-3 with 8 KOs) for the vacant WBC Silver light-weight title over the 12 spherical distance. The change doesn’t hassle Patera, who’s a former Belgian and two-time European light-weight champion.

Francesco, have you ever see any of Melnyk’s fights?

“Solely after Opi Since 82 instructed me that he would take Boschiero’s place. Melnyk is much like Boschiero: he strikes ahead and throws many punches. I used to be prepared for Boschiero and due to this fact I’m prepared for Melnyk. I educated at GMG Gymnasium in Liege, as common, however I additionally went to Bruxelles to spar with professional fighters.”

Are you assured in victory?

“After all, I’m 27-years-old and I would like the massive fights in opposition to world well-known opponents. To get them I need to beat Melnyk and win the WBC Silver title.”

Such as you stated, you’re solely 27 years outdated, however you could have been within the fitness center for 14 years and a professional fighter for over 8 years. For the way lengthy do you intend to maintain on preventing?

“I take my career significantly and meaning being in prime form, being motivated to go to the fitness center daily, to observe the eating regimen, to get within the ring and battle. The day I’m not motivated anymore I’ll stop.”

The remainder of the present will keep the identical. In the principle occasion, Fabio Turchi (18-1 with 13 KOs) will problem French champion Dylan Bregeon (11-0-1 with 3 KOs) for the vacant European Union cruiserweight belt over the twelve spherical distance.

Additionally, undefeated tremendous middleweights Ivan Zucco (12-0 with 10 KOs) and Luca Capuano (11-0 with 2 KOs) will battle for the vacant Italian title over ten rounds. 

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