WBC’s jam-packed January begins this weekend in New York

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The World Boxing Council and the entire fight family are gearing up for a great start to 2017 with extravaganzas this January.

We started with a great card on January 14th at the Barclays Center in New York, with a clash between undefeated Ievgen Khytrov (14-0-0, 12 KO’S) and Immanuwel Aleem (16-0-1, 9 KO’S) with the WBC Middleweight Silver title on the stake.

In an attractive female fight for the WBC Super bantamweight Diamond belt, Puerto Rican Amanda Serrano and Mexican Yazm√≠n Rivas compete in a bout that will surely further boost female boxing. In an expected and much-anticipated bout between the top two super middleweights, Sweden’s Badou Jack (20-1-2, 12 KO’S) and Britain’s James DeGale (23-1-0, 14 KO’S) this contest will unify the WBC and the IBF belts.

On January 25th in Phitsanulok, Thailand, WBC minimum champion Wanheng Menayothin (44-0-0, 17KO’S) will risk his crown against undefeated Filipino Melvin Jerusalem (11-0-0, 7 KO’S).

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On January 28th there will be two very significant fights. In Las Vegas, Nevada, WBC lightweight champion Dejan Zlaticanin (22-0-0, 15 KO’S) will face Mexican American Mickey Garcia (35-0-0, 29 KO’S); While in Oslo, Norway, Cecilia Braekhus (29-0-0, 8 KO’S), defending her WBC welterweight title against Sweden’s Klara Svensson (17-1-0, 15 KO’S) , the current interim champion.

Concluding the jam-packed month, in Indio, California. WBC super featherweight champion Francisco Vargas (23-0-2, 17 KO’S) will face dangerous knockout artist Miguel Berchelt (30-1-0, 27 KO’S) While Mickey Roman (56-11-0, 43 KO’S) will face former Japanese champion Takashi Miura (30-3-2, 23 KO’S) in an evening where the knockouts will surely be to the fore!

That same night, but in Las Vegas, Nevada, the rematch between Brit Carl Frampton (23-0-0, 14 KO’S) and Mexican Leo Santa Cruz (23-1-1, 18 KO’S), with WBC Diamond belt being disputed.