On July 13th, Asventure Promotion in association with the City of Creteil (Val de Marne) will stage a fight involving the European WBO junior middleweight championship at the “Palais des Sports” of Creteil, a city near Paris. The card will be broadcast on the French channel Direct 8 at 10:50pm.

Michel Soro (18-1, 11KO) is coming back from a terrific fight that he had against Zaurbek Baysangurov. Eventhough he knocked the champion down during the second round, he did not do enough to steal the show in Ukraine. This night, he showed heart and skills and the world discovered a talented prospect, his lack of experience at the top level costs him the victory. At only 24, he is definitely ready to bounce back.

Therefore, he will defend his European WBO belt against Russian Magomed Abdurakhmakov (17-5, 9 KO) this Friday. He wants to show the French audience that he can be the next champion.

The rest of the undercard will spotlight French Talent:

Julien Marie Sainte (32-2, 24KO), a really impressive middleweight boxer. The former French champion and currently ranked 5# WBA, waiting for a title opportunity.

Sofiane Takoucht (23-2, 10KO) is a former featherweight European champion and currently ranked 2# EBU.

Sofiane Cherfioui (20-0, 14KO), a tough middleweight prospect from Algeria who is ready to take it to the next level.

Ahmed el Mousaoui (14-1, 3KO), at only 22, he is on his way up.


By Kamel Messani