Italian De Carolis Promotion stage a show in Ostia Lido on July 1. Headlining is the promoter himself, former WBA super middleweight champ Giovanni De Carolis (32-10-1) who defends the WBO International title against an opponent to be announced.

In the chief support EU welter champ Pietro Rossetti (17-1) will defend the title against Finland's Oskari Metz (17-1). Metz was stopped in one by the EBU champ David Avanesyan but has bounced back with two wins since then.


IBO female lightweight champion Estelle Mosely (11-1) steps up to super lightweight, writes L'Equipe, and challenges WBC Silver queen Mexican Magali Rodriguez (22-6-3) on Friday (April 28) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.  The fight was announced earlier this week and is promoted by the amateur organization IBA, which is well funded but also tied to a lot of controversy in recent years.

The winner hopes to land a fight against the winner of the undisputed clash between Katie Taylor and Chantell Cameron, which takes place on May 20 in Dublin. 

There is likely more to come on this as it involves boxing politics at a high level.


For those who missed it 49-year Danny Williams (55-32 according to BoxRec) fought in Tallinn, Estonia, this past weekend and scored a first round knockout over Vadims Tihomorovs (2-16-1).