Celtic Warrior Buglioni gets new date for title shot

Dublin-trained Londoner, Frank Buglioni [17(13)-1(1)-1], has been given a new date for his WBA regular world title fight with Fedor Chudinov [13(10)-0]. The Wise Guy will now challenge for the Russian phenomenon’s title on September 26th at the Wembley Arena.

The Celtic Warriors Gym fighter had been due to face Chudinov last weekend, however the fight was postponed after the Russian suffered a broken nose in training.

Speaking to Boxnation after the announcement, Buglioi was in a bullish mood, claiming that “I’m coming for Chudinov and his world title now.

While many would be disheartened and disrupted by the postponment, the Enfield super middleweight feels that the delay will work to his advantage as “we had a fantastic camp and fight strategy lined up for Chudinov anyway, so I’ll go through that again and there’s always room for improvement and we have more time now so I’ll be even more prepared.”

Buglioni acknowledges that Chudinov is a dangerous fighter, he is supremely confident ahead of the bout, stating that “I can’t wait to get to Chudinov and the world title belt.”

“It’s going to be a huge night at the SSE Arena and while I’m not dismissing him, I’m confident in my abilities and know what I’m capable of doing to him.”

“He’s a very good fighter but if he doesn’t come at his absolute best then he will get knocked out.”

Joe O'Neill

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