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Silvio Branco-Juho Haapoja collide for WBC silver belt tonight in Italy

OPI 2000 (Salvatore and Christian Cherchi) will promote a boxing show tonight at Stadio Fattori in Civitavecchia, Italy. In the main event, Italian veteran and former WBA world light heavyweight champion Silvio Branco (62-11-3, 37 KOs) will fight Juho Haapoja (20-3-1, 13 KOs) for the vacant WBC Silver cruiserweight title. The title was vacated by Giacobbe Fragomeni who has been nominated WBC mandatory challenger of champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk.

On the undercard are six bouts with middleweight Emanuele Blandamura (19-0, 5 KOs), lightweight Carel Sandon (15-1, 5 KOs), light heavyweight Orial Kolaj (12-5, 8 KOs), cruiserweight Loris Emiliani (9-0, 7 KOs), super lightweight Gaetano Putrone (4-0, 0 KOs) and super welterweight Alessio Capuccio (1-0, 1 KOs). All are six rounds. Sportitalia 2 will transmit the show live from 9PM to 11:30PM Italian time.

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