This week, Prince Patel traveled to Cairo to continue his globetrotting efforts on the back of disappointment in an IBO title clash. Bidding for the bantamweight crown on the Amir Khan undercard, Patel was beaten convincingly by Michell Banquez. Now refreshed and giving himself little time to think about the loss, Patel will battle Tanzanian […]
Third fight in three months for Prince Patel, faces ex-world title challenger
Britsh bantamweight Prince Patel is back in action once against this weekend, just weeks after returning to form in August.
The 26-year-old, who is 23-1-1 as a pro, lost out to Michell Banquez in an IBO world title fight on the Amir Khan v Billy Dib card over the summer.
Fast forward 43 days, Patel made his comeback in Egypt on August 24, defeating Iddi Kayumba via fifth-round KO. The fight took place at the ACE Club in Victory Square, Cairo.
Now, refreshed once again less than a month later, Patel dons his gloves again to face 60-fight veteran Luis Melendez.
The 39-year-old Colombian last fought in April 2018 when losing to current WBC champion Nordine Oubaali in France.
Melendez needs a win to avoid calls for his retirement, whilst Patel is looking for another scalp on his way to another world title shot.
Patel v Melendez happens at the Sporthalle in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany as a headliner in its own right.
Heavyweights Jens Tietze (13-1) and David Wilken (11-1) feature on the card in separate eight-round contests.
On Friday, July 12th, Prince Patel (22-0-1, 17 KO’s) will look to become IBO world bantamweight champion when he battles Venezuela’s Michell Banquez (18-1) for the vacant title on the Amir Khan/Billy Dib bill in Saudi Arabia, live on Channel 5. After a tumultuous spell under Frank Warren fighting on Boxnation, the British-born boxer of […]