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Persoon confident at 7-day weighin


Delphine Persoon will challenge next week, April 20, in Zwevezele, Belgium, current WBC lightweight champion Erica Annabella Farias.

Persoon, who is almost on fight weight, made today 61,600 for her WBC mandatory 7-day safety weigh-in, feels very confident that she can defeat the unbeaten Argentinian girl.

It will be the first ever full WBC titlefight in Belgium. Persoon is currently in top condition and sparring with French Myriam Delhalle. Delhalle recently defeated Anita Torti to win the WBC International title in the same division. Farias is expected to arrive in Belgium next Wednesday and will give a press conference on Thursday.

On the same card Hedi Slimani will fight French Affif Hamdani in the co-main event for the vacant WBC Mediterranean lightweight title.

Yves Nagabu, Belgian champion Ahmed El Hamwi and Hakim Ben Ali are completing this WBC event sponsored and promoted by Paul Degroote of DTT.

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