Popular 23-year-old Frenchman Jean Moraiti will take on experienced Georgian Anzor Gamgebeli for not one but two World Boxing Federation (WBF) Light Welterweight championships on Saturday October 31 in his hometown of Aubagne.
Promoted by Le Noble Art Aubagnais, the vacant WBF International and the vacant WBF Eurasia crowns will be at stake, and both Moraiti, 10-8-4 (0), and Gamgebeli, 23-10-3 (9), promise to go all out to win what will be their first titles in the paid ranks.
Moraiti turned professional in April 2011, and has had mixed results. But he proved his worth by beating 7-1 Morgan Ndong Zue and 8-0 Mohamed Ayyad last year, and in his most recent outing when he lost a close decision to 13-0 Deniz Ilbay for an IBF title in Germany this past July.
Gamgebeli, also only 23 years old, entered the pro game in 2010 and has twice challenged for European titles, coming up short against Timo Schwarzkopf (13-0) and Bradley Skeete (18-1). He is coming off a victory over journeyman George Zuroshvili in September.
While neither boxer are punchers, both are reportedly in great shape and determined to make the most of the big opportunity. Important ingredients for an entertaining fight, and whoever emerges victorious will elevate his career to even bigger challenges in the future.