Italian cruiserweight Fabio Turchi (17-0 with 13 KOs) will battle Noerthen Ireland's Tommy McCarthy (15-2 with 8 KOs) on Friday October 11th at PalaTrento in Trento, Italy – shown live on DAZN. In the co-feature, Polish middleweight Kamil Szeremeta (20-0, 4 KOs) defends his European middleweight title for the third time when he clashes with former Italian middleweight champion Matteo Signani in Trento over ten rounds (28-5, 10 KOs).
The unbeaten Turchi was scheduled to face McCarthy in Rome back in July but was forced out through injury. Turchi returns to the ring for the first time since April of this year. The southpaw was last seen destroying Sami Enbom in the first-half of round one.
Since suffering the second defeat of his professional career against Richard Riakporhe earlier this year, Belfast’s Tommy McCarthy has won two on the bounce inside the distance, most recently stopping Francesco Cataldo in round two in Rome.
Also on the card, Italian featherweight Champion Francesco Grandelli (12-1-1, 2 KOs) faces England's Reece Bellotti (14-2, 12 KOs). The Brit was last seen stopping Josue Bendana at York Hall back in June.
The event falls on the second day of ‘Festival dello Sport’, organized by La Gazzetta dello Sport and Trentino Marketing, which runs from Thursday Oct. 10 through Sunday Oct. 13 in Trento.
Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing said: “It’s great to be returning to Italy on October 11th for another great night of boxing. We’re working hard to continue to promote and grow the sport in the region and this will be our seventh show since we began Matchroom Boxing’s Italian venture, which shows you how successful it has been. The night falls on a great few days of sport in Trento, so we’re expecting one of the best atmospheres we have seen in Italy to date.”
Salvatore Cherchi of Opi Since 82 said: “We are really proud to be part of this important sport festival organized by La Gazzetta dello Sport. It will be a great boxing night with three international titles at stake.”