Action in the Bantamweight Division

WBC Bantamweight Titlist 🇫🇷Nordine Oubaali (15-0-0, 10KO) is the only fighter currently out of France to possess a World Title. In his last outing, he gained further notoriety when he defeated former Olympian 🇺🇸Rau’shee Warren by convincing Unanimous Decision to win the vacant strap.

Oubaali returns this Saturday on July 6th in pursuit of his first Title defense against 🇵🇭Arthur Villanueva (32-3-1, 18KO) of the Philippines, who is ranked #15 by the WBC sanctioning body. Considering that many of the heavyhitters in the Bantamweight division initially signed up to fight in the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS), it is nice to see that there is some quality additional talent operating outside of the Tournament, that can make for some interesting match-ups once the Tournament wraps up, but a step-by-step approach is the way to go. Oubaali/Villanueva will be shown on the ESPN+ streaming app, tune in Saturday.

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