Boxing Bites: Taylor v Postol / Hammer v Nelson / Persoon v Aguirre

Ringside 02/06/2018

WBC middleweight champion, Christina Hammer (22-0, 10 KOs) is gearing up to face former world champion Tori Nelson (17-1-3, 2 KOs) on June 22 in Detroit, Michigan.

Hammer comes from defending her crown, last November, knocking out Gifty Amanua Ankrah from Ghana. For her part US Tori Nelson comes from losing against the super middleweight champion of the WBC, Claressa Shields.

UK boxing sensation Josh Taylor fights Ukrainian Viktor Postol in a final eliminator towards contesting the WBC super lightweight title at the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow, Scotland, on June 23.

Postol was scheduled to face WBC Interim super lightweight champion Regis Prograis, but an injury forced him to cancel the fight.

For his part, Taylor, the WBC Silver champion of the division, comes from knocking out Nicaraguan Winston “Zurdo” Campos, and previously defeated former Mexican champion Miguel “Títere” Vázquez.

Tickets are on sale through http://ticketmaster.co.uk

WBC lightweight champion Belgian Delfine Persoon will defend her crown for the seventh time, on this occasion against Argentine Natalia Vanesa del Valle Aguirre, on June 9 in Eernegem, Belgium.

Persoon comes from defeating Italy’s Monica Gentili in a non-title fight in January. She previously defended her crown by defeating French Myriam Dellal by a wide decision.

Delfine has six successful defenses over Diana Prazak, Nicole Boss, Maiva Hamadouche, Christina Linardatou, Ruth Stephanie Aquino and Myriam Dellal.

She was crowned WBC lightweight champion in April 2014, defeating tough Argentinian, Erica “Pantera” Farias.

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