Nordine Oubaali finally lands WBC title date, faces Rau’shee Warren

RINGSIDE 18/12/2018

Unbeaten Nordine Oubaali will take on old rival Rau’shee Warren for the vacant WBC world bantamweight title on January 19.

The Frenchman (14-0-KO11) will travel to Las Vegas to face America’s Warren (16-2-KO4), who he defeated at the London Olympics in 2016.

Oubaali said: “After several date changes we have finally secured this long-awaited fight, which will be explosive with Warren looking for revenge.

“Since we fought at the Olympics, he has become WBA Super champion and the IBO champion but today it’s another story. I’ve already decided to take the belt home for my country, my heritage and for everyone who supported me from the beginning.

“Nothing has been easy in this quest for the world title but we have always stood up to the challenges and now we are going to the USA to bring back the title.”

The bout takes place on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner and will be broadcast live on USA Showtime, USA Dish Network, USA iNDEMAND, USA Direct TV and Panama Telemetro Channel 13.