WBC DAILY NEWS SUMMARY – JANUARY 2nd, 2018 –
Buckle up for a great start to 2018 with the World Boxing Council, starting with some fantastic fights in January.
January 5 / Ditlev Rossing vs. Miguel Angel Peralta / Copenhagen
A great test of fledgling talent between Danish boxer Ditlev Rossing and Argentine Miguel Angel Peralta with the WBC cruiserweight youth title on the line.
January 12 / Clarissa Shields vs. Tori Nelson / New York
The Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, will host fight between the undefeated. Unbeaten WBC super middleweight champion Clarisa Shields who will defend her title against undefeated former champion Tori Nelson.
Shields comes from conquering the WBC belt by defeating German Nikki Adler by the way of KO, while Tori only needed 2 rounds to defeat Latashia Burton at the Silver Eagle Gun Arena, Ashburn.
January 27 / Jorge Linares vs. Mercito Gesta / California
WBC Diamond champion, Jorge Linares from Venezuela will fight for the second time at the Forum in Inglewood, California, facing Mercito Gesta, a dangerous opponent who reaches this stage with a record of 31 wins, 17 KO´s and only one defeat.
However, Jorge stresses that Gesta has never faced a rival like him, and he himself has defeated Anthony Crolla, Kevin Mitchell and Luke Campbell.
January 27 / Mairis Briedis vs. Aleksandr Usyk / Latvia
The World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight semifinal between WBC world champion Mairis Briedis and Olympic medalist and also champion, Aleksandr Usyk will take place at the Riga Arena in Latvia.
The encounter is generating great anticipation and enthusiasm among the fans and experts. Aleksandr Usyk has a 85% KO ratio; while Briedis has a 78% hit parade