News | Apr 13 2017

Frank Buglioni sets first title defence

Frank Buglioni tells John Dennen he has an opponent and a date for his next fight
Frank Buglioni wins the fight against Hosea Burton as the referee steps in to stop the bout in the 12th round  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

BRITISH light-heavyweight champion Frank Buglioni has set his first title defence. He’ll box Ricky Summers at the O2 in London on June 3, a bill that will be headlined by Dillian Whyte.

Buglioni won the British title in the most dramatic of styles when he came back to halt Hosea Burton in Manchester in December. He was due to make a first defence on the David Haye-Tony Bellew bill in March but that had to be postponed when Frank suffered a cut.

“I’m just itching to get back in there. Since the Burton fight I’ve been raring to go. I drew a lot of confidence off of that and how well my camp went, how well improvements have gone and being really comfortable at the weight. Everything went perfect for that fight even though it was my first fight back for a long time with a new trainer and I was away from home, I still got the job done in good fashion,” Buglioni said.