By Dave Spencer
Arash Usmanee (18-0 8KO) was due for a final exam this month; instead the undefeated super-featherweight will be going to summer school starting this Friday as he faces off against Cristian Faccio (21-7 14KO) in his boxing home of Montreal. “Adrian Bronner called us for a fight in May for the world title,” Usmanee tells FightNews, “But I had just come back for training, and the timing just wasn’t right.” Adding to the bad timing was the fact that the Red Deer Alberta injured his right hand in his last fight in March, a ten round decision over undefeated Chris Howard in Atlanta.
“We want to see how it reacts and whether or not he has a good fight before moving on,” said his manager Doug Berneche who built a four part summer series around the 30 year-old fighter who meets former world title challenger Cristian Faccio this Friday. “If everything goes well, Arash will defend his WBC (Continental Americas) belt in June.” (More)