The talented super bantamweight Vincenzo La Femina (9-0 with 4 wins in the distance) will be at the Milano Boxing Night, which will be hosted on October 1st by Opi Since. was promoted to fight the tough Ukrainian Oleksandr Yegorov (20-6-1 with 10 KOs) on the 8-round distance 82-Matchroom-DAZN at Allianz Cloud in Milan, Italy, and streamed live and later on demand from DAZN.
33-year-old Yegorov has a lot more experience than any other boxer that 27-year-old La Femina has fought. Pro since May 2010, Yegorov fought in Ukraine, Great Britain, Italy, Poland, Russia and France. In super bantamweight he was Ukrainian champion, WBA continental champion and fought twice for the European championship, losing on points against Gavin McDonnell in England and against Luca Rigoldi in Italy.
La Femina will have to put in the greatest performance of their career to beat Yegorov. âWe have been promoting Vincenzo since he turned professional – says Alessandro Cherchi from Opi Since 82 – and we believe in him. Yegorov is now the right opponent for Vincenzo. Vincenzo will show the world how good he is. “
Vincenzo, how much do you train for this fight?
âI train twice a day: in the morning I do two and a half hours of athletics. My sports trainer is Angelo Russo. In the afternoon I go to the gym for two and a half hours for my boxing training. My boxing trainer is Gianluca Lodato who has worked with me since I was an amateur. I turned pro in 2019. I exercise six days a week. I rest on Sunday. â
Did you change anything in your training because Yegorov has more experience than you?
“Absolutely not. We always train seriously and with passion. I speak plural because we are a team. When I fought fewer opponents than Yegorov, I had top-class sparring partners and even a champion like Carmine Tommasone: I also saved with him today . “
Which opponent gave you the most problems?
âNicaragua’s Maycol Escobar for fighting dirty. These types of fighters give me more problems than seasoned boxers. For example, Romanian Catalin Ionescu is a very talented boxer, but I’ve won every round against him. Former Italian champion Emiliano Salvini didn’t cause me any problems. I’ve never been in danger and haven’t tried to turn it off. “
Do you have a box idol?
âI watch a lot of champions to try to understand their secrets. My all-time favorites are Canelo Alvarez, Vasily Lomachenko, Floyd Mayweather, and Sugar Ray Leonard. All outstanding boxers. I also liked Arturo Gatti because he was a fighter in the truest sense of the word. “
What is your immediate goal?
âThe Italian super bantamweight championship. I’ve spoken to Opi Since 82 and they agree that my first title should be the Italian one. “
In the card’s main event on October 1, Daniele Scardina (19-0 with 15 KOs) will challenge JÃ¼rgen Doberstein (26-4-1 with 7 KOs) for the vacant WBO Intercontinental Super Middleweight Title over the 10-round distance . For the same belt, but in the lightweight class, Francesco Patera (23-3 with 8 KOs) meets Devis Boschiero (48-6-2 with 22 KOs).
Italian welterweight champion Nicholas Esposito (14-0 with 5 KOs) will defend the belt for the first time against Emanuele Cavallucci (12-3-1) on the 10-round distance. The talented super welterweight Samuel Nmomah (15-0 with 4 KOs) will fight in the 8 rounds against the Irish champion Craig O’Brien (12-2 with 1 KO). The tough welterweight “The Albanian Bear” Reshat Mati (USA, 10-0 with 7 KOs) and the lightweight Sandy Ryan (UK 1-0) will also be in action.