Unbeaten World Boxing Council International lightweight Champion Dejan Zlaticanin, from Montenegro, will fight against undefeated Ukrainian Ivan Redkach in a WBC lightweight eliminatory match.
This fight will be part of the card starring WBC heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder, defending his crown against Eric Molina, on June 13th at the Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Alabama.
The winner of Redkach vs Zlaticanin will be the mandatory challenger in the 135 pounds division which is in the grasp of Jorge Linares, who’s just defended it by defeating Kevin Mitchell via tenth round TKO.
Redkach (18-0, 14 Kos), a southpaw aged 29, knocked out Yakubu Amidu in the sixth round, in his last fight.
Zlaticanin (20-0, 13 KOs), who is also a southpaw fighter, notched the most important victory of his career, defeating former Champion Ricky Burns.