Arslan, Keles and Demirezen Ready To Defend WBO Belts
Turkish Boxing Night will take place on May 19th in Trabzon, Turkey. EC Boxpromotion and Erol Ceylan will organize the seven match package, and Birol Topuz and RMO Boxing is co-promoter of the boxing night.
Firat Arslan (41-8-2) , a former WBA cruiserweight world champion, will defend his WBO Inter-Continental Cruiserweight title against Isaac Paa Kweshi Ankrah (14-7-0).
The 47 years old southpaw is happy to come back to his motherland for the second time in his career. Arslan had fought the first time in Turkey in 2017 against Gezim Tahiri. Arslan is well known for his bouts with Marco Huck and Virgil Hill. The veteran fighter holds the second position in the WBO rankings.
Trabzon-born local fighter Fatih Keles (10-0-1) won the WBO European super lightweight title against Rafik Harutjunjan in Germany. The Amateur European champion defended his title against French contender Renald Garrido twice. Keles, a London Olympian, will next face Maxim Churbanov (8-3-1) in Turkey.
Rio Olympian Ali Eren Demirezen (8-0-0) won the WBO European Heavyweight Title against Rad Rashid in Germany on March 24th of this year. The 28 year-old will face Tornike Puritchamiashvili (11-8-0).