News | Sep 22 2015

Ovill McKenzie lands world title shot

Ovill McKenzie will fight Victor Ramirez for the IBF title
Ovill McKenzie
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OVILL MCKENZIE will fight Victor Ramirez for the IBF world cruiserweight title in Argentina next Friday [October 2].

The fight was made after Yoan Pablo Hernandez was forced to vacate the title due to injury.

The IBF confirmed to Boxing News that Hernandez had originally been granted a medical exemption, but as he is still unable to defend his title Ramirez was elevated from interim to full champion.