Enfield boxer Frank Buglioni says he is looking to make a real statement when he takes on Sergey Khomitsky

Buglioni: 'I’ll be looking to make a real statement'

Buglioni: 'I’ll be looking to make a real statement'

First published in Sport

Rising British star Frank Buglioni will make the second defence of his WBO European Super-Middleweight title against Sergey Khomitsky at the Copper Box Arena on April 12.

Big-hitting Enfield ace Buglioni recorded his third back-to-back stoppage victory last month, defeating Italian Gaetano Nespro in five rounds.

But Khomitsky should represent his toughest challenge yet. The Belarus fighter has extended top Brits Martin Murray and the now retired Ryan Rhodes the distance and also ended the career of Jamie Moore when the popular Manchester fighter didn’t come out for the seventh round.

"He’s the best I’ve faced so far," Buglioni said. "He’s mixed with the bigger names and has bags of experience so it will be a good gage to see where I am in my career. He took big punchers in Murray and Rhodes the distance and stopped Moore, so he’s no mug.

"I’ll be looking to make a real statement with a controlled, calculated and destructive performance. "I’m not relying on punch power even though I’ve stopped my last three opponents in a row.

"My fans love to see me involved in a good tear up but I’m moving up in leagues now so I’ve got to use my brain, if the opportunity does come to take him out I won’t need a second chance."

Tickets for The Power Of London event are priced at £40, £50, £70 and £100. Tickets are available from Eventim on 0844 249 1000 or online at www.eventim.co.uk.

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