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Boxing News: Magnesi vs Theran / Mike Stafford mourned

Italian Michael Magnesi will defend his WBC Silver super featherweight title on October 27 in Rome, Italy, against Colombian Nike Theran, former WBC Latino champion, who lives and trains in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Magnesi won the Silver title on March 31 against the Argentine Ayrton Giménez. He is trained by Gesumino Aglioti and multiple champion Silvio Branco, who have honed his technical and athletic prowess for some time.

To complete the card, several boxers from the Magnesi Boxing Team are also action. Tickets will soon be available online on the platform.

The card is organized by A&B Events and the Magnesi Boxing Team of promoter Alessandra Branco, wife of champion Magnesi.

Mike Stafford

The World Boxing Association (WBA) regrets the death of the renowned American trainer Mike Stafford on September 6, information confirmed by his relatives through social networks.

Stafford, who was 67 years old, was a great worker dedicated to boxing, who was the guide of great fighters, among them Adrien Broner, Rau’shee Warren, Jamell Herring or Robert Easter Jr.

A native of Cincinnati, he managed the Cincinnati Golden Gloves gym for several years, where he welcomed many children and young people from different parts of the city and gave them the opportunity to train in this sport.

He was also part of the U.S. national teams as part of the coaching staff for the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, which demonstrates his work from the grassroots level.

The pioneering body sends its condolences to his family and friends, in addition to praying for the soul of this great boxing man. May he rest in peace.