On October 1, during the event promoted to Allianz Cloud in Milan (Italy) by Opi Since 82, Matchroom and DAZN, the undefeated Italian welterweight champion Nicholas Esposito (14-0 with 5 KOs) will defend for the first times his title against Emanuele Cavallucci (12-3-1 with 4 KOs) over the distance of 10 rounds.
Esposito has just put in a superb performance against Tobia Loriga whom he beat for the championship: a Mexican pelÃ©e who stole the show and drove the fans crazy.
After that fight, 27-year-old Esposito was called a talent capable of going far. That’s what he said about Cavallucci: âHe’s a good fighter who can fight both in an orthodox stance and as a southpaw. In each round, he fights at least two minutes as a southpaw. I have beaten lefties before and I know what I need to do to beat Cavallucci.
âIn life I am a left-hander, but in the ring I always fight against the Orthodox. I train twice a day, six days a week, in the gym run by my father Enzo and my brother Mattia in a small town not far from Milan. Since I became champion of Italy, I devote all my time to boxing, before working with my father. I am well prepared and know that I will beat Cavallucci.
Cavallucci, 32, has already won the Italian championship and wants it back. He is coming back from two consecutive defeats in Belgium and Finland and needs a win to get his career back on track.
âWhat losses? In Finland, they stole the verdict, âCavallucci said. âAnd everyone who saw the fight agrees with me. They said I won at least 6 of the 8 innings against Oskari Metz. Either way, these things are part of boxing. I respect Esposito, but I’m sure I’ll beat him. I train in Chieti, in the Abruzzo region, at the Tullio Di Giovanni gymnasium operated by my trainer Davide Di Meo.
âTullio Di Giovanni was his grandfather and a famous professional fighter in my city. Since I trained with Davide my career started in the right direction. I had 14 fights and won the championship of ‘Italy. Now it’s time to get it back. “
In the main card event, Daniele Scardina (19-0 with 15 KOs) will challenge Jurgen Doberstein (26-4-1 with 7 KOs) for the vacant WBO International Super Middleweight title over the 10-round distance.
For the same belt, but in the lightweight division, Francesco Patera (23-3 with 8 KOs) will face Devis Boschiero (48-6-2 with 22 KOs).