Maxi Hughes vs. Jovanni Straffon
Headingley Stadium in Leeds, England 4/9/21
Maxi Hughes will look to continue his incredible career resurgence when he challenges Jovanni Straffon for the IBO world lightweight title on September 4.
The fight is part of the Mauricio Lara vs. Josh Warrington rematch event at Headingley Stadium in Leeds, which is broadcast live on DAZN.
It has been a sensational 12 months for Hughes (23-5-2, 5 KOs), beginning when he defeated former world title challenger Jono Carroll last August, before following that up with a win over previously unbeaten Viktor Kotochigov in Dubai to claim the WBC International lightweight title.
Things got even better for the Yorkshire hero when he stopped Paul Hyland Jnr in March to win the vacant British lightweight title, and he will now attempt to take another huge step in his career by becoming IBO world champion.
He faces a tough test against Straffron (24-3-1, 17 KOs) with the dangerous Mexican stopping James Tennyson in the very first round to win the belt back in May.