Chisora vs Pulev II co-feature set for July 9

The co-feature to Derek Chisora vs. Kubrat Pulev II is set for next month at The O2 in London.

Israil Madrimov and Michel Soro will rematch in a Final Eliminator for the WBA Super-Welterweight World Title on the undercard of the heavyweight clash on Saturday, July 9.

The event is broadcast worldwide on DAZN.

Madrimov (8-0, 6 KOs), the No.1 ranked Super-Welterweight with the WBA, controversially beat Soro in their first meeting at the Renaissance Hall in Tashkent, Uzbekistan last December – resulting in the WBA ordering an immediate rematch.

‘The Dream’ hurt France’s Soro (35-3-1, 24 KOs) late in the ninth round, and it appeared Soro would hang tough when the bell went. However, referee Salvador Salva didn’t hear the bell, and Madrimov landed a barrage of punches after the bell, and the Spanish official stopped the contest.

Initially, it was unclear what would happen as both teams implored their fighters to stay in the ring. After several minutes of deliberation, officials gave Madrimov the victory. Team Soro was visibly upset but now has the chance for revenge next month.

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“I am looking forward to this fight again,” said Madrimov. “After the first fight, I told my team right away that if the way the fight ended requires a rematch, I am willing to do it. I do not want any unanswered questions left. Let the best man win this time honorably and decisively. We have a good camp and will be ready for July 9.”

“Madrimov is a great fighter and an exemplary sportsman, a very respectful man,” said Soro. “This fight is crucial for each of us. We are going to war. I will be much stronger than in the first fight. I have no right to defeat. I will give everything and win.”

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