By James Slater
Promoter Frank Warren has announced yet another addition to his April 20th show set for Wembley. Headed by Nathan Cleverly Vs. Robin Krasninqi for the WBO 175-pound title, the show will also feature former WBO featherweight champ Scot Harrison against unbeaten Liam Walsh for the WBO European lightweight belt. And, as has just been announced, light-heavyweights Ovil McKenzie and former WBO cruiserweight boss Enzo Maccarinelli will meet in a rematch of their controversial November 2012 contest.
Back last year, former “Prizefighter” winner and current Commonwealth champ McKenzie, (21-11, 10 KOs) stopped Maccarinelli in the 2nd-round, as referee Ian John-Lewis deemed Maccarinelli to be defenceless in a corner and shipping blows. Immediately, boos rang out and his call was judged a badly premature one. Now the two have the chance to settle things once and for all.
“This is unfinished business for me and it’s going to be settled once and for all on the night,” Maccarinelli, (35-6,27 KOs) said. “There will be no dispute with the result this time, I’m back to my dynamite-punching best and I’m going to knock McKenzie clean out.”
McKenzie, the older man by a year at age 33, naturally feels he will repeat his win:
“The referee did Maccarinelli a big favour by stopping the fight early, another 30 seconds and he would have been knocked out,” McKenzie stated. “He’ll get the same treatment again and I’ll finish it inside two rounds again.”