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Ngumbu In Tough First Defense

Posted on June 11 2012                                              Bookmark and Share
By: Clive Baum           



World Boxing Federation World Light Heavyweight Champion Doudou Ngumbu won his title the hard way, by going into his opponent’s backyard to put on an impressive performance. He did so last November when he beat Aleksy Koziemski in the Polish fighter’s hometown of Bialystok.

While Ngumbu, 29-3 (11), will not be going abroad for his first title-defense, the Congo-born Frenchman will be in for a tough challenge when he clash with WBF Intercontinental Champion Nadjib Mohammedi on June 15 at the Salle Jean Roure in Pennes Mirabeau, France.

And just for the record, Ngumbu will be going into hostile territory again, as Mohammedi is from nearby Gardane and will have the majority of the crowd on his side on fight night. Ngumbu won the title on his opponent’s turf, and he will be defending it on his opponent’s turf!

On top of that, Nadjib Mohammedi, 27-3 (14), is a tough-as-nails operator. He won the WBF Intercontinental title in December 2011 by defeating Georgian George Tevdorashvili, and successfully defended it this past April with a victory over Switzerland’s Mohamed Belkacem to set up his second world title-opportunity.

Mohammedi fought undefeated Welshman Nathan Claverly for the WBO world title in December 2010, and lost a close decision. He will undoubtedly be going all out to come out victorious against Ngumbu, and the defending champion has no intentions of letting his hard-earned championship slip away. It looks like a can’t-miss crowd-pleaser!   

The Doudou Ngumbu vs. Nadjib Mohammedi WBF World Light Heavyweight title fight will be promoted by Robert Safrani / Boxing Center.

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