The Florian Marku vs Chris Kongo grudge match will happen on the undercard of Fabio Wardley’s British heavyweight title defence in opposition to Frazer Clarke on March 31, stay on Sky Sports activities.
With Marku-Kongo extra unhealthy blood is being added to BOXXER’s hotly-anticipated Easter Sunday showdown between unbeaten heavyweights Wardley and Clarke at The O2 in London.
There’s no love misplaced between Marku and Kongo, who needed to be pulled aside following an explosive press convention altercation final 12 months.
It will likely be a conflict of kinds because the “Albanian King” and “2 Slick” meet within the capital to settle their long-standing feud in an interesting 10-round contest.
Marku, an unbeaten former IBF Worldwide champion, made quick work of his final opponent, stopping Dylan Moran inside 60 seconds on the undercard of the Liam Smith vs Chris Eubank Jr rematch on September 2 in Manchester.
The 31-year-old will likely be raring to go following this speedy stoppage win and is predicted to deliver a military of Albanian supporters with him to London.
Kongo returns following a slender factors defeat to Ekow Essuman for the British and Commonwealth titles in January of final 12 months.
The Bermondsey man thought he did sufficient to edge the competition however discovered himself on the improper finish of a majority determination at Manchester’s AO Enviornment.
Kongo warned: “I am again in my yard, and I am not right here to play video games.
“Marku may suppose he is harmful, however he is simply one other stepping stone on my path. I will present everybody why I belong on the prime, beginning with a victory at The O2, South London.”
Marku although is promising an inside the space end. “I’m actually happy that every one my followers get to see me placed on a particular efficiency on this nice card at The O2, stay on Sky Sports activities,” he mentioned.
“It’s been two-and-a-half years since my final combat in London. I can’t wait to get again within the ring and for all my followers to see me knock out Chris Kongo.”
Promoter Ben Shalom mentioned: “This can be a welcome boost to what’s going to be an unbelievable night time of motion at The O2.
“Florian Marku vs Chris Kongo is a combat followers have needed to see for years. Lastly, we are going to see them within the ring on Sunday March 31. It’s one other unmissable ‘Dangerous Blood’ matchup and a must-win combat for each males.”
In the principle occasion unbeaten heavyweight rivals Fabio Wardley and Frazer Clarke collide on the ‘Dangerous Blood’ present for the British and Commonwealth championships on Sunday March 31 at The O2 Enviornment in London, stay on Sky Sports activities.