Undefeated and hard-punching WBF All Africa Welterweight Champion Andre “King Cheetah” Valavanis will be stepping up in more ways than one, when he returns to the ring on Friday, December 2 at the fashionable Greek Club, Heliopolis in Cairo, Egypt.
Not only will the 24-year-old from Cairo-suburb Ain Shams be venturing up in weight, he will also be facing his stiffest test to date in Tanzanian Maono Ally for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Super Welterweight title.
Having won the All Africa title last June, with a third-round stoppage of compatriot Shady Mamdou, Valavanis has since taken his unblemished record to 6-0 (5) by staying active with two non-title fight victories lasting a combined total of three rounds.
He should not expect an equally easy ride against Ally, who brings a 5-1 (2) ledger to the show-down, and has scored two convincing victories since suffering his sole defeat this past February. Unlike Valavanis, Ally is used to fighting at Super Welterweight, and the Dar Es Salaam boxer has vowed to emerge victorious.
Preceded by a strong undercard featuring local talent, “Big City Dreams”, Andre Valavanis vs. Maono Ally for the vacant WBF International Super Welterweight title, headlines a show presented by L.B. Sports Promotions in association with Fitbox.