Florian Marku “will not play second fiddle” to any home welterweight and is “prepared for giant fights” says promoter Ben Shalom.
The undefeated Albanian returns to the ring on Saturday, reside on Sky Sports activities, towards Jorick Luisetto on a invoice that’s topped by Richard Riakporhe vs Olanrewaju Durodola at The SSE Enviornment, Wembley.
“He has solely had 10 fights however was once a kickboxer,” BOXXER promoter Shalom stated.
“What Florian has completed in a brief area of time is healthier than his friends within the 147lbs division.
“He feels that he must be revered in his personal proper. He does not wish to play second fiddle to anybody.
“He’s prepared for these large fights however is on his personal journey.”
The UK-based welterweight scene consists of David Avanesyan, Conor Benn, Josh Kelly and Chris Kongo.
However Marku’s enchantment to a wider viewers separates him from his rivals, explains Shalom: “He desires to battle in Albania subsequent 12 months.
“He has a tremendous following who comply with him across the UK. The place he’s completely different to Conor Benn or Josh Kelly is that he has a genuinely loyal following, which is essential to any fighter who desires to get to the highest.
“Florian will probably be within the largest fights and will not be ducking anybody.”
Marku most just lately beat Maxim Prodan in a grudge battle after a fiery press convention that noticed him shove his opponent, then get hauled away by safety guards.
The 29-year-old can now take one other step in the direction of a world title battle after he defeated Prodan on factors to assert the IBF worldwide title, propelling himself as much as No 12 within the IBF rankings.
Sky Sports activities Boxing schedule
November 20 – BOXXER in London
Richard Riakporhe vs Olanrewaju Durodola
Florian Marku vs Jorick Luisetto
Hosea Burton vs Dan Azeez – British light-heavyweight title
November 20 – Prime Rank in Las Vegas
Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter – WBO welterweight title
December 11 – BOXXER in Cardiff
Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams
Claressa Shields vs Ema Kozin
December 11 – Prime Rank in New York
Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Richard Commey
Jared Anderson vs Oleksandr Teslenko
Nico Ali Walsh
December 17 – Prime Rank in Montreal
Artur Beterbiev vs Marcus Browne – IBF and WBC light-heavyweight titles
February 26 – Prime Rank in Glasgow
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – undisputed super-lightweight title