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Victor Rabei to fight ‘The Beast’ in New York

Victor Rabei [10(3)-0] can American Dream again, as he is finally set to make his American debut later this year.

Rabei will finally get a chance to tame ‘The Beast’ at the Paramount in New York on Ocotber 1.

The Moldovan Dub fights American Omar Bordoy Jr [11(3)-1] on a Star Boxing show, a fighter he was initially meant to trade leather with in December of 2019, spring of 2020 and spring of this year before injury and the pandemic hit.

However, after a nightmare period, the American dream is back on and ‘Slick Vic’ is just over seven weeks away from potentially re-kick starting his career in style.

Like a lot of fighters, Rabei has had to endure over the last number of years. He had the American carrot dangling in front of him since 2019 but couldn’t bite due to travel restrictions. The popular lightweight did manage to see action in Spain and Belgium but they were more keep busy than progressive bouts.

Now he looks to fight Borody at the fourth attempt knowing a win puts him right back on track.

Borody, may not have the amateur pedigree nor the punching power of Dennis Okoth, Dylan Moran’s Star debut foe, or quite the level of experience of Lucas de Abreu, who Tony Browne Star debuted against, but he comes to the ring with 10 wins from 11 fights.

The American certainly looks capable of testing the BUI Celtic title winner, who has fought the likes of Karl Kelly, Jake Hanney and Mark Morris and been linked to Ray Moylette and Gary Cully.

Rabei has been a popular addition to the pro ranks since turning over in the Summer of 2017. He has developed a following, took on challenges and looked like he could be one of a few that could play a part in reinvigorating Dublin boxing.

His TG4 broadcast victory over Hanney a number of years ago looked the perfect platform for him to kick on at home. However, the fall of Assassin Promotions in Ireland, the pandemic, and the subsequent lack of shows meant Rabei has had to look across the Atlantic for work.

The Dubliner will go a different path and has the chance to progress his career significantly if he wins on the Rockin Fights 43 card.


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