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Chiori set for WBF junior middleweight title defence against Finland’s Teemu Touminen

WBF junior middleweight champion, Gifted Cole Chiori will defend his title on May 12 against Finland’s Teemu Touminen in Atlanta, Georgia, US.


World Boxing Federation (WBF) Junior Middleweight champion and Global Boxing Federation (GBF) Super Middleweight title holder, Nigeria’s Gifted Cole Chiori will on May 12 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S defend his title against Teemu Touminen of Finland.

Chiori, whose record stands at 13-0, said he is not intimidated by his opponent, promising to come out victorious at the end of the 10-round bout.The fight, being promoted by E Butt Promotions and Bishop Entertainment and powered by Achievas Entertainment, will also have nine under cards, while Cole would be headlining his first title fight of his boxing career.

With the City of Atlanta known for its huge presence of Africans and indeed Nigerians, Cole has promised to put a good show.“After being out of the ring for almost two years now, I can’t wait to bring back the fire come May 12,” the United States-based Nigerian boxer promised.  

“With the kind of rigorous training I have gone through, I should be able to stop him in the third round. I’m not underrating my opponent or being over confident, but I had perfected the strategy to stop him early after watching some of the tapes of his previous fights,” the Ajegunle-born boxer said.

Chiori, however, admitted that defeating the Finish would not be a walk in park.“Touminen is a tested boxer and a worthy opponent any day and could be very tricky,” he said.Chiori defeated German opponent, Tom Reiche in the fourth round to retain his Junior Middleweight WBF title.

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