Devis Boschiero has tested positive for COVID-19 and is out of the picture for the April 16th event, which is being staged behind closed doors at Allianz Cloud in Milan by Opi Since 82 and Matchroom. The show will be streamed live by DAZN. Ukraine’s Vladislav Melnyk (13-3 with 8 KOs) will challenge Belgian Francesco Patera (23-3 with 8 KOs) for the vacant WBC Silver lightweight title over the 12 round distance.
“Ukrainians fighters are all tough – said Alessandro Cherchi of Opi Since 82 – “And Vladislav Melnyk must be considered a good opponent for Francesco Patera. Melnyk fought in Ukraine, Belarus, Germany and Kazakhstan and is only 22 years old. It’s the first time that he fights for such a prestigious title and this will motivate him to give 100%. I’m confident that the fight will be exciting.”
The rest of the show will remain the same. In the main event, Fabio Turchi (18-1 with 13 KOs) will challenge French champion Dylan Bregeon (11-0-1 with 3 KOs) for the vacant European Union cruiserweight belt on the 12 rounds distance. Undefeated super middleweights Ivan Zucco (12-0 with 10 KOs) and Luca Capuano (11-0 with 2 KOs) will fight for the vacant Italian title over the 10 rounds distance.
Also, super lightweight Armando Casamonica (1-0) will face Davide Calì. European Union featherweight champion Mauro Forte (14-0-1 with 5 KOs) will fight Nicaragua’s Cristian Narvaez in a non-title affair. And talented super welterweight Samuel Nmomah (14-0 with 4 KOs) and former European Union flyweight champion Mohammed Obbadi (21-1 with 13 KOs). Their opponents will be announced soon.