By Enrico “Erik” Crociati
The Italian boxing organisation of promoter Mario Loreni and local stable Bergamo Boxe will stage an interesting Italian title clash at the lightweight limit on Friday night at the Palasport Italcementi in Bergamo, Italy, matching defending titlist and local hero Luca Marasco (13-0, 5KOs) against vicious contender and former national champ Simone ‘Chico’ Califano (13-2, 7KOs). Both fighters are strong warriors and rising prospects of Italian boxing and an exciting and brutal fight is expected. All in all, definitely a compelling matchup for an Italian belt.
The undercard – three fights over six rounds – will feature some of the top undefeated fighters of Loreni’s stable: rising light welterweight Paolo Lazzari and lightweight warrior Tiberiu Ciubotaru, finally super bantamweight former amateur star Daniele Limone will make his debut as a prizefighter.
Marasco-Califano will be aired live on RAISPORT-SAT starting at 10:20pm local time.