Three Lions Promotions present a card of professional boxing on Saturday December 2nd at The Emera Centre Stadium in Sydney, NS Canada. The card will be headlined by a 12-round WBC cruiserweight final eliminator fight as the main event. Gear up to see Ryan “The Bruiser” Rozicki (19-1, 18KOs) go toe-to-toe with Nigeria’s Olanrewaju Durodola (43-9, 39 KOs). The stakes? The winner secures their spot as the world champion’s mandatory challenger. So, what’s the excitement about? Let’s break it down.
Just a quick rewind – the WBC cruiserweight title recently got vacant shoes to fill after Badou Jack’s departure. Now, the race is on with top-contender Noel Gevor Mikaelyan (26-2-0, 11Kos) and ex-WBC World title holder Ilunga Junior Makabu (29-3, 25Kos) competing on November 4th in Miami, USA.
Zooming in on Rozicki, he sits proudly at WBC’s #8 spot. His one-and-only loss? A clash with Oscar Rivas (28-1, 19KOs) in October 2021 over the then-vacant WBC World Bridgerweight title. But hey, the man’s been on fire since! With six back-to-back wins under his belt, Rozicki has the wind behind his sails. Remember his exciting KO against USA’s champ, Alante Green (10-2-1, 7Kos)?
Switching corners, Durodola, splitting time between the USA and Nigeria, is presently on WBC’s #12 spot. And don’t let the number fool you. Just like Rozicki, Durodola’s been on a knockout spree with his last six fights ending with his arm raised. Fun fact: Durodola’s only recent stumble? It was a close fight with WBC’s #6 Richard Riakporhe (16-0, 14Kos) of Britain. And guess what? If Durodola wins this fight, he’ll get another shot at that title. Talk about redemption!
Daniel Otter, the big cheese of Three Lions Promotions, chimed in, “For Ryan, Durodola is the final jigsaw piece. Winning the mandatory challenger spot? That’s monumental! Trust me, the man’s unique; unlike any other contenders. And with a punch that feels like a freight train and an unbreakable chin, he’s a nod to the raw boxing spirit of the 1920s.” Otter winked, adding, “Mark it – he’s future champ material.”
The evening’s undercard will bring you Canadian super middleweight champ, John Michael Bianco (6-0-0,4KOs) sparring with Mexico’s Bryam Galvez (5-2-2, 2Kos). Also, catch Mexico’s Pedro Bernal (12-1-2, 3Kos) and Ukraine’s Artur Ziyatdinov (15-1-0, 10Kos) in separate bouts. Plus, a hometown special – a middleweight fight between Brett Beaton (4-1-0, 2Kos) and Kenny Chery (4-7-1, 2Kos). More details are on the horizon, so stay tuned!
Ready to be part of the noise? Catch the live PPV action, kicking off at 7:00 p.m. AST. And if you’re eager to grab a ringside seat, tickets drop next week at Three Lions Promotions.