On October 1, in the event promoted at Allianz Cloud in Milan (Italy) by Opi Since 82, Matchroom and DAZN, unbeaten Italian welterweight champion Nicholas Esposito (14-0 with 5 KOs) will defend for the first time his title against Emanuele Cavallucci (12-3-1 with 4 KOs) over the 10 rounds distance.
Esposito is coming off a terrific performance against Tobia Loriga whom he defeated for the championship: a Mexican pelea that stole the show and made the fans go crazy.
After that fight, 27-year-old Esposito was tabbed as a talent who can go far. That’s what he said about Cavallucci: “He is a good fighter who can fight both in an orthodox stance and as a southpaw. In every round, he fights at least two minutes as a southpaw. I have already defeated southpaws and I know what I have to do to beat Cavallucci.
"In life I am a southpaw, but in the ring I always fight orthodox. I train twice a day, for six days a week, in the gym operated by my father Enzo and my brother Mattia in a small town not far from Milan. Since becoming Italian champion I dedicate all my time to boxing, before I worked with my father. I am well prepared and I know that I will beat Cavallucci.”
32-year-old Cavallucci already won the Italian championship and wants it back. He is coming from two consecutive losses in Belgium and Finland and needs a win to get his career back on track.
“What losses? In Finland they stole the verdict," said Cavallucci. "And all the people who saw the fight agree with me. They said that I won at least 6 of the 8 rounds against Oskari Metz. Anyway, these things are part of boxing. I respect Esposito, but I am sure I will beat him. I am training in Chieti, Abruzzo region, at the Tullio Di Giovanni gym operated by my coach Davide Di Meo.
"Tullio Di Giovanni was his grandfather and a pro fighter famous in my city. Since I train with Davide my career started going the right way. I had 14 fights and won the Italian championship. Now it’s time to get it back.”
In the main event of the card, Daniele Scardina (19-0 with 15 KOs) will challenge Jurgen Doberstein (26-4-1 with 7 KOs) for the vacant WBO International super middleweight title over the 10 round distance.
For the same belt, but in the lightweight division, Francesco Patera (23-3 with 8 KOs) will face Devis Boschiero (48-6-2 with 22 KOs).