Print this article
"Assassin" Essaoudi Challenges WBF World Champ Bejeran
                                            Bookmark and Share


PREVIEW   Photo: Challenger Ilias Essaoudi on the left, and World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Super Welterweight Champion Rafael Bejeran. 

Ilias “Assassin” Essaoudi, 12-0 (9), took aim at World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Super Welterweight Champion Rafael Bejeran some time ago. Consequently he was asked to earn the opportunity in a fight with former IBF World Champion Kassim Ouma, so that's what he did.

Last December the 28-year-old German gritted out a close, but deserved, unanimous decision over Ouma (29-10-1), and on April 8 at the Grosse Freiheit 36 in the St. Pauli quarter of Hamburg he gets his shot at Bejeran and the WBF world title.

Rafael “Karibik Tiger” Bejeran, 25-2-1 (11), became champion in April of 2017 when he scored a sixth round technical decision over extremely game and tough South African national titlist Nkululeko “Bulldog” Mhlongo at the same venue.

The Hamburg-based Dominican, fighting out of Germany since 2010, stayed busy with a first round demolition of Hungarian former WBF Intercontinental Middleweight ruler Attila Koros in December, but this will be his first title-defense.

With backing of the fans in his adopted home-town, and his considerable advantage in experience, Bejeran must be considered a favourite to retain his crown. However, Essaoudi proved his worth against Ouma, and has long been confident that he has what it takes to unseat Bejeran.

Time will tell if The Assassin has set his target too high, or if The Tiger has bit off more than he can chew.

Rafael Bejeran vs. Ilias Essaoudi for the World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Super Welterweight title on April 8 in Hamburg, Germany, is the main event of s show promoted by Boxen Im Norden.

   Previous Article
  Backed By Legends, Ndongeni Going For Second World Championship
read story

| HOME |













Copyright © wbfed. -  all rights reserved     |     world boxing federation     |     |     webdesign by f.j.e.e.k. 2009     |