WBA International super-bantamweight title clash coming to Dubai

Cuba’s Neslan Machado v Nicaraguan Alexander Mejia, who will win?

WBA International super-bantamweight title clash coming to Dubai

Massive boxing fan? You’ll want to keep Friday September 13 as a huge match is coming to town.

The WBA International super-bantamweight title clash between Cuba’s Neslan Machado and Nicaraguan Alexander Mejia is coming to Dubai.

The much-anticipated fight will be held at Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai on Friday September 13. It will take place in the hotel’s Rotunda venue – being billed as the #RotundaRumble.

Rank 14 ‘Pitbull’ Machado (16-0, 8 KOs), who has already won the belt, is going up against Mejia (13-1, 6 KOs) – ranked number six by the WBA – in the #MTKFightNight.

The fight will also be screened live on iFL TV. It’s being promoted by Ahmed A. Seddiqi’s Round 10 Boxing in association with MTK Global, and will be broadcast globally.

“Fans have been waiting for these two to face each other ever since that first fight was announced and we’re delighted the crucial bout will now take place in Dubai,” said Seddiqi.

“After the success of our first show back in April, we’re looking forward to putting on another great evening of action for all in attendance and viewing across the globe, so we’re delighted to add this title fight to the bill.

“Machado is called the ‘Pitbull’ for a reason but Mejia has only ever been defeated on points – controversially – by the high-class Hiroshige Osawa, so this collision is guaranteed to be brutally contested.”

MTK Global professional development coordinator Jamie Conlan added: “This is another great match-up and when a fight gets set back once and still happens, you know it’s an important one – so the fans who attend in Dubai are the real winners.

“We believe Neslan has what it takes to climb to the very top but it won’t be easy against Mejia, who is actually currently ranked even higher than the Cuban.

“It’s another proper title fight for another proper fight night and we look forward to watching these two war it out for the chance to bid for the top honour in the sport; world champion status.”

Also on the card are Welsh flyweight Andrew Selby, recent world title challenger Muhammad Waseem and local undefeated boxing sensation Majid Al-Naqbi.

The event starts at 5pm and runs until around 11.45pm. Tickets start at Dhs250 and can be bought at dubaiplatinumlist.com.
Tickets from Dhs250. Fri Sep 13, 5pm. Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai. For tickets click here.

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