ESTABLISHED in Britain, venturing into America in a big way, Matchroom promotions are also expanding into Italy. In Florence on Friday (November 30) at the Obi Hall three Britons will take on Italian opposition. Seasoned Andrea Scarpa, who has lost to Ohara Davies but beat John Wayne Hibbert, takes on Joe Hughes.
“I’ve watched a lot of Joe Hughes’ fights and he likes to be the aggressor,” said Scarpa. “He throws a lot of punches and piles on the pressure but this will play into my hands. I will make him miss with my fast movement and hit him on the counter.
“I’ve shared the ring with British fighters on two occasions and I know the style they bring to the ring. Joe put up a good fight in his last challenge for the European title against Anthony Yigit and that shows the level that he’s at. I’ll need to be at the top of my game to beat him.