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Zino Meuli Close To WBF World Title Dream
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PREVIEW   Photo: Undefeated World Boxing Federation (WBF) World title-challenger Zino Meuli from Switzerland.

When undefeated Zino Meuli, 12-0 (6), from Switzerland took on former IBO World Champion Tsiko Mulovhedzi for the World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Welterweight title last August in Kreuzlingen, the local man was by many considered the underdog.

The South African had faced and beaten much better opposition when winning and defending his world title, but Meuli (26) boxed remarkably well and disciplined, winning a clear unanimous decision in front of an enthusiastic crowd at the Bodensee-Arena.

Now Meuli returns to the scene of his biggest triumph to date, and gets his own chance to become world champion, and realize a life-long dream, when he takes on Josef Zahradnik, 10-1 (5), from the Czech Republic for the vacant WBF World Welterweight title on “Boxing Day”, December 26.

Based on the Mulovhedzi-victory, its hard not to see Meuli as a firm favourite, but 32-year-old Zahradnik will relish the opportunity to cause an upset, knowing full well that this is without a doubt the biggest opportunity of his career.

A pro since December of 2015, Zahradnik is a former Czech national champion at Light Welterweight, and the only blemish on his record came by decision to undefeated Scotsman Jason Easton last year in Edinburgh.

Promoted by Istor Boxing, a victory for Meuli could bring professional boxing in the Alp Country to an all-time high before 2018 is over, as he would join Heavyweight Erzen Rrustemi and Super Featherweight Patrick Kinigamazi as the third reigning Swiss-based WBF world champion.

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