Italian fighter Devis Boschiero tested positive for Covid-19 and will not be able to participate in the event on April 16 promoted behind closed doors at the Allianz Cloud in Milan, Italy, by Opi Since 82-Matchroom and broadcast live on DAZN.
So Ukraine’s Vladislav Melnyk (13-3 with 8 KOs) will face Francesco Patera (23-3 with 8 KOs) for the vacant World Boxing Council Silver Lightweight title.
“The Ukrainian fighters are strong and Vladislav Melnyk will be a good opponent for Francesco Patera. Melnyk fought in Ukraine, Belarus, Germany and Kazakhstan and is only 22 years old. It is the first time that he will fight for such a prestigious title and that will motivate him to fight harder than ever.
“I am confident that the fight will be exciting,” commented Alessandro Cherchi of Opi, since 1982.
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