Chudinov-Buglioni world title fight rescheduled for September 26
The WBA super middleweight title fight between champion Fedor Chudinov (13-0, 10 KOs) and British challenger Frank Buglioni (16-1-1, 12 KOs) has been rescheduled for September 26 at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London.
The 26-year-old Buglioni was due to face Chudinov, 27, last Friday night at the same venue, but the Russian withdrew two weeks’ prior to the fight with a broken nose he sustained in sparring.
Buglioni stayed busy and stopped Mexican Fernando Castaneda in the fifth round on the card. With the win, he claimed the vacant WBA International title.
“I’m coming for Chudinov and his world title now,” said Buglioni. “I got rid of Castaneda with a good performance after the disappointment of the Chudinov world title fight falling through and I took out all my anger on him. I can’t wait to get to Chudinov and the world title belt."
Chudinov won the vacant WBA belt when he outpointed Felix Sturm in his last outing in May.
Promoter Frank Warren said: "I’m delighted that Frank’s world title is confirmed for Saturday 26th September at the SSE Arena and he can now fully focus on the date ahead of him.
“As Frank’s promoter I was disappointed to see his big opportunity put on hold when Chudinov pulled out injured, but we all worked hard, along with Chudinov’s promoter Vlad Hrunov, to keep the fight on.
“Frank looked in fantastic shape against Castaneda and did a professional and spiteful performance to stop him in five rounds so now he can concentrate on Chudinov.”