Nordine Oubaali Set to Make 1st WBC Title Defense July 6

Nordine Oubaali vs Arthuer Vilanueva July 6

Nordine Oubaali vs Arthur Villanueva
Nordine Oubaali (left) and Arthur Villanueva (right).

Nordine Oubaali takes on #15 ranked Arthur Villanueva!


France’s Nordine Oubaali (15-0, 11 KOs) makes his maiden defense against Filipino Arthur Villanueva (32-3-1, 18 KOs) on a huge night for Kazakh boxing that sees the likes of national heroes Zhankosh Turarov and Sultan Zaurbek in action as well as WBO European featherweight king Davey Oliver Joyce.

With a colossal night at the Barys Arena in prospect also broadcast on iFL TV, both fighters are proud to be part of the event.

“I’m expecting this to be a huge night of boxing. There’ll be 10,000 people in the venue so it’s a beautiful night for boxing and for Kazakhstan.

“The fans can expect great entertainment because this collision with Villanueva has all the ingredients to be a really explosive fight.”

Nordine Oubaali – WBC Bantamweight Champion

Villanueva, who has previously challenged the likes of Zolani Tete for world honours added:

“I’m expecting a very tough fight just like my previous world title fights.

“I learned a lot from fights like the Tete fight, where I went the distance. Even though I wasn’t successful in winning the belt that time, I picked up things I can use against Oubaali.”

Oubaali won the title with a superb performance against America’s Rau’shee Warren in Las Vegas back in January; scoring a unanimous decision to fulfil his childhood dream.

As well as Turarov (23-0, 16 KOs) and Zaurbek (7-0, 5 KOs), other emerging Kazakh forces such as Viktor Kotochigov (9-0, 4 KOs), Ali Baloyev (8-0, 7 KOs), Abilkhaiyr Shegaliyev (5-0, 4 KOs), Nurtas Azhbenov (5-0, 1 KO) and Abay Tolesh (1-0, 1 KO) will all be looking to shine.

Press Release From: MTK Global

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