Manfredi, the French boxer, made his World Liver Cancer League debut on Saturday night, defeating Emir Khabibulin of Russia by unanimous decision. The 24-year-old is an undefeated fighter with a record of 22-0-1, and he will now look to win the WLC welterweight title.
French boxer Manfredi wins WLC debut
On Saturday night, Manfredi made his World Boxing Center debut, defeating local fighter Piotr Kujawa in a six-round unanimous decision. The 23-year-old has been boxing for only five years, but is already a veteran of the pro circuit – he has fought in Italy, Spain, France and Germany. In the WLC, Manfredi will face some of the best fighters in the world.
Highlights from the WLC
French boxer Manfredi wins WLC debut
When the World Light Heavyweight Championship was created in 1993, there were no contenders for the top spot. That all changed in 2007, when two-time defending champion Antonio Tarver faced off against WBA challenger Vyacheslav Senchenko in a battle that went the distance. Six years later, there is another new contender at the top of the division and this time it’s Frenchman Manfredi.
On Saturday night, Manfredi faced off against Tshepo Motha (25-1) in a bout for the WLC’s inaugural championship title. The fight went the distance and proved to be a close one. In the end, it was Motha who emerged as the victor by way of unanimous decision (115-111, 115-111, and 114-112). With this win, Motha becomes just the fourth fighter to hold both a recognised world title and a South African title simultaneously.
Manfredi has now won his first four professional bouts and he is looking to add more titles to his resume in the future. His next fight will take place on December 8th against an opponent to be determined
What is the WLC?
The World Boxing Council (WBC) is an international boxing body. It was founded on July 11, 1974, in Havana, Cuba. The WBC is made up of 208 member countries. Its headquarters are in Panama City, Panama. The WBC regulates the sport of boxing and organizes world championships.
Manfredi’s preparation for the tournament
French boxer Manfredi won her WLC debut against Slovakian Anna Kozlova in the second round by unanimous decision. She was considered one of the favourites to win the tournament, and her performance has proven that she is one of the best boxers in the world.
Manfredi is a world-class boxer with a record of 26 victories, five losses and one draw. She is known for her powerful jab and speed, which she uses to score knockouts. Her opponent Kozlova was not able to keep up with Manfredi’s quick movement and didn’t stand a chance against her.
Manfredi’s victory is a major achievement for French boxing and it will give her confidence as she prepares for future tournaments. She is sure to be a contender at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
His fight against Ukrainian Andriy Yermolenko
French boxer Manfredi won his WLC debut against Ukrainian Andriy Yermolenko in a close fight in the fifth round. The judges awarded the win to Manfredi, with scores of 118-110, 116-112 and 115-113.
The aftermath of the fight
After a hard-fought battle between two evenly matched boxers, French boxer Manfredi was awarded the victory by unanimous decision in his professional debut. Manfredi, who is undefeated in amateur competition, fought an aggressive and technically sound fight against American boxer Adam Kownacki. Despite taking some heavy shots from Kownacki throughout the bout, Manfredi proved to be the more durable fighter and eventually won on points. The win is a major boost for Manfredi as he looks to establish himself as one of the best boxers in the world.
French boxer Manfredi won his debut fight on Saturday by defeating Colombian fighter Fernando Gonzalez in the welterweight division. The win comes just over a year after Manfredi was signed to the World Boxing Council (WBC).