It’s not everyday that a highly touted prospect comes out of Italy in todays boxing, however two names that last year had the Italian fans highly excited, were that of Top Rank Heavyweight GuidoVianello (7-0-1 -7KOS) and that of Matchroom Italy Cruiserweight FabioTurchi (17-1-0 – 13KOS)
It’s been just day’s over a year since Turchi last took to the ring, in his solitary defeat at the hands of Belfast’s Tommy McCarthy (16-2-0-8KOS) in a Split decision loss the southpaw Italian bids to re-join title honours vs 36 year old Grisunins (12-1-1) (5KOS) of Latvia, a southpaw in his own right.
Both men will enter with much to prove, Turchi trying to revitalise his career and Grisunins, aiming to take the scalp of the former Youth Olympic Heavyweight silver medallist.
With this fight headlining the Allianz cloud in Milan Italy and having two southpaws who like to come forward, we are bound to be in for anall outclash in this never ending talent flooded Cruiserweight Division.
Turchi is the more experienced both amateur and pro, with much higher aspirations of a long career at only 27 years of age will be chomping at the bit to take full control of this one, however his 36 year old opponent is not going to give up without a fight, wanting to call upon the recent pride of Briedis win over Dorticos, to intensify his own incentives.
We are under no illusion though that Fabio will be entering this one as a heavy favourite and it would be very difficult to see him losing to the weathered Latvian, this will be a fight flying under the radar this weekend and we urge you to keep an eye out because when two come forward southpaw fighters who fight on the inside take to the ring, knockouts normally follow.
by Mark Carey