Bragging rights will also be on the line, when Hungarian prospects Zsolt Dudas and Richard Baranyi fight for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Light Heavyweight title on Sunday June 14 at the Hotel Aquincum in Budapest.
For undefeated 26-year-old Southpaw Dudas it will be his first championship fight, as he puts his 7-0 (2) record on the line against the more experienced, but two years younger, Baranyi on a show promoted by Zoltan Petranyi and his Profibox-Promotion.
Baranyi brings an 11-1 (9) record, and is the reigning Hungarian International champion, a title he won last March by stopping Czech Rastislav Kovac in two rounds. A month later he was surprisingly stopped in round four by Argentinian Pablo Sosa, but in May he returned with a convincing victory over fellow countryman Ferenc Torok.
Both men are young and talented enough that a defeat wont be the end of the world, but with local pride and the WBF title at stake they will do all they can to come out victorious. The winner will take a big step forward in his career, while the loser gets pushed back in the line.
The Dudas vs. Baranyi WBF International title fight will be televised live in Hungary on FIX TV, and is the headliner of a show that also consists of three Hungarian title fights, plus an appearance of hot Barry McGuigan-managed contender Anthony Cacace.