Hard hitting super middleweight Frank Buglioni and Essex’ Lee Markham collide at Wembley Arena on the 9th May in what has the potential to be a thrilling contest.
Buglioni makes a 2nd defence of his WBO European belt against Markham who share a bit of history together as they met twice before in the amateur ranks. Frank won the first fight on points and Markham won the second fight on points. Their 3rd meeting in the ring is expected to be a fiery encounter with Markham looking to make a big statement and Buglioni still on his steady climb to a dream world title.
The Enfield boxer has made a great comeback since his loss against Sergey Khomitsky in April last year with a run of 4 wins, 3 coming by way of TKO including his last fight that saw him secure a first round stoppage against Ivan Jukic. Buglioni is now 6th in the top 10 of the WBO rankings, one place behind UK rival James Degale.
Markham’s record is an impressive one with 14 wins, 7 knockouts and only 2 defeats, he is an exciting, come forward fighter winning different versions of the British masters title 5 times. He looks to dethrone Buglioni on the 9th may after loosing a split decision to Jahmaine Smyle at the York hall in March.
The fighters come face to face in their first press conference at Fredrick’s restaurant in Islington today (April 20th) where both men saying they cannot wait for this fight to happen.
Buglioni said: “ It’s a fight I am looking forward to and a fight we both wanted, styles make fights and I don’t imagine either man taking a backward step in that ring.”
Markham added: “ The fight didn’t happen before due to politics but now we can get it on and I can’t wait…I am confident I can get the win and have what it takes to beat him.”
The fight will take place on the undercard of a packed Frank Warren Bill that see’s Chris Eubank Jr, Billy Joe Saunders and young prospect Mitchell Smith all step into the ring.
The highly anticipated fight between Markham and Buglioni could see the fighter maybe fight for a British title at the end of the year against the winner of Rocky Fielding and Callum Smith. In this packed super middleweight division there are some mouth watering contests on the horizon with British boxing thriving right now.
Article By Brooke Streatfield