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WBF Intercontinental Title Fight, Cornu vs. Kiilu

Posted on April 10 2012                                              Bookmark and Share
By: Clive Baum            


In a rare clash of Southpaws on April 12 at the Halle Martenot in Rennes, tough French Journeyman Sebastien Cornu, 10-8-3 (6), will get a big opportunity to boost his career when he takes on Kenya’s David Kiilu, 35-10-2 (21), for the vacant World Boxing Federation Intercontinental Super Featherweight title.  

Nicknamed “The Scorpion”, the 28-year-old Cornu has fought very good competition throughout his career, and no less than seven of the eight men who defeated him were undefeated at the time. Number eight had just one loss!

In his last outing he won a unanimous decision over fellow countryman Leonus Marie Francoise, and he will be looking to continue his good form against Kiilu.

Ten years older at 38, David “Silent Danger” Kiilu has a massive experience advantage over Cornu. Not only does the Nairobi-resident have more than twice as many professional bouts, he has also engaged in twelve title fights during his career, compared to Cornu’s one.

Kiilu is a former Kenyan, East & Central African and WBF Intercontinental title-holder, and has been in the ring with notable names such as World Champion Nicky Cook, World title-challenger Rendall Munroe, and current undefeated and top-ranked Romanian Viorel Simion.

In 2007 he gave another Frenchman, former European Champion Cyril Thomas, all he could handle before losing a controversial twelve round decision, so Kiilu knows he can perform well in France and undoubtedly feels he has a score to settle.  

The Sebastien Cornu vs. David Kiilu WBF Intercontinental Super Featherweight title fight on April 12 in Rennes, France will be promoted by Paul Bert Cercle.

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