Oscar Rivas will put his WBC bridgerweight title (not acknowledged by The Ring) on the road for the primary time towards Lukasz Rozanski in Rzeszów, Poland, on February 25, 2023.
In chief help, former two-time world title challenger Michal Cieslak will face Dylan Bregeon for the vacant European cruiserweight title.
Rivas (28-1, 19 Knockouts) represented Colombia on the 2008 Olympics earlier than basing himself in Canada as a professional. He struggled to realize traction earlier than a late stoppage of Bryant Jennings (TKO 12) earned him a much bigger project towards Dillian Whyte within the U.Ok. Rivas confirmed how harmful he’s by dropping the Brit within the ninth spherical, however he was unable to capitalize on that state of affairs and misplaced a unanimous choice.
The 35-year-old returned at bridgerweight and have become the inaugural WBC champion by beating Ryan Rozicki (UD 12) in October 2021. He was propositioned a number of occasions to face Rozanski in Colombia earlier than the bout was set in Ronzanski’s residence nation.
Rozanski (14-0, 13 KOs) turned skilled in 2015. The 36-year-old has proven his energy in wins over former world title challenger Albert Sosnowski (KO 1), former British and Commonwealth titlist Michael Sprott (TKO 2) and fellow Polish fighters Izuagbe Ugonoh (KO 4) and Artur Szpilka (KO 1).
Cieslak (23-2, 17 KOs) gained 19 fights at residence in Poland, and scored stoppage wins over Youri Kalenga (TKO 7) and Olanrewaju Durodola (TKO 2) to assist earn him a world title alternative. Cieslak needed to enterprise to the Congo to face IIunga Makabu for the vacant WBC title, and though he gave a strong efficiency, Cieslak dropped a unanimous choice.
The 33-year-old gained two fights, notably stopping Yury Kashinsky (TKO 1) earlier than he got here up quick towards WBO kingpin Lawrence Okolie (UD 12) in February. He has since gained two fights together with one-time prospect Enrico Koelling (TKO 1).
Bregeon (12-2-1, 3 KOs) turned skilled in 2017. The 28-year-old Frenchman fought a draw with compatriot Siril Makiadi (D 10) for the vacant nationwide title. Nevertheless, two months later he bested Olivier Vautrain (UD 10).
He stepped as much as face Fabio Turchi however misplaced a hard-fought 12-round unanimous choice. Regardless of the loss, he met Chris Billam-Smith for the European title and misplaced a large 12-round choice. He has since returned to profitable methods with a protection of his nationwide title.
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