British Light-Heavyweight champ Frank Buglioni will make his first defence of the title on July 1 at Londons’ o2 against Ricky Summers his promoters MAtchroom have announced.
Buglioni who won the belt in december sensationally stopping Hosea Burton in the last round will now face unbeaten Tipton man Summers.
“I felt sick with the injury at the time but I’m raring to go now,” Buglioni told DAILY SPORT Boxing. “I saw the surgeon and he said that my skin is fine and that I’m not susceptible to cuts so that’s a positive for me. It was the headguard that caused it so we’ve changed that.
“I live in the gym, always keeping sharp and fit, so it was a setback but I’m on track and I’m thrilled to be topping the bill at The O2.
“There’s no Light-Heavyweight in Britain that can beat me, including Nathan Cleverly, so line them up. It’s a new chapter in my career. Hosea is above British level and I beat him so I think that shows how good I am. I want to win the Lord Lonsdale belt outright and then move onto European and World honours, and if the rematch with Hosea presents itself, great.”
Tickets are priced £40, £60, £100 and £150 VIP are on sale tomorrow [Monday June 5] with tickets priced £40 – £100 via www.theo2.co.uk. £150 VIP tickets available exclusively from www.matchroomboxing.com