The 39-year-old from Montanaro is fighting today for the crown of light heavyweight In Asti he will face the Roman Sperandio, six years younger, on ten rounds
At 39, Stefano Abatangelo wants to win the Italian title tonight. Today, starting at 9.30 pm, the match for the Italian professional title (medium-maximum category) is held. Montanaro Abatangelo’s boxer (Loreni D. Pa. Sport) at the Censin Bosia municipal stadium in via Ugo Foscolo in Asti faces the defending champion, Adriano Sperandio from Lazio, at a distance of ten rounds of three minutes.
«I have prepared myself in the best way – says Abatangelo – and I am ready for the match against Sperandio. I am confident that I can have an excellent match and aim for victory. As has always happened in my career, I’m not starting with the underdogs, Sperandio is a very strong boxer, but I don’t want to leave any stone unturned to take back the Italian crown ».
In this last period, due to the pandemic, the Canavese boxer has changed training gym, passing to that of Grugliasco boxing with maestro Antonio Pasqualino. Andrea Fontana helps me with my athletic training in the new team gym. The thirty-nine year old from Canavese plays his thirty-second match among the professionals. So far 23 wins, nine by knockout, seven losses and one draw. The debut among the pros in October 2005. He won the Italian title twice: the first on May 31, 2013 in Rivarolo against Emanuele Barletta and then on June 22, 2018 in Cornegliano d’Alba in the province of Cuneo against Vigan Mustafà. 28 December 2012 in Turin he got when Maurizio Lovaglio defeated at the palaruffini for the Mediterranean title. Adriano Sperandio lives in the province of Rome, in Mentana, he is 33 years old. In his pro career he fought 14 times with 13 wins and 1 loss.
Another match with the Italian title up for grabs is scheduled for the evening in Asti. The middleweight one between the reigning champion, Etinosa Oliha from Asti, and Francesco Lezzi from Bari, always on ten rounds. The start of this meeting is scheduled for 10.30 pm. The evening begins at 7 pm with a six-round women’s featherweight match between Valentina Brustamante from Pavia and Aleksandra Ivanovic from Serbia. It will continue with the super welterweight match between the Swiss Elvio Antonietti and the Bari Danilo Croce, always on six rounds, then the welterweight challenge between the Roman Marcello Matano who faces the Avellino Giuseppe Rauseo in six rounds. Before the titles, the last match of the subclou is that of the super featherweight category, again at a distance of six rounds, between Hassan Nourdine from Asti and Bogdan Draskovic from Serbia. For the match between Abatangelo and Sperandio, the Italian federation has appointed Enrico Licini from Como as referee, while the super viewer of the match is Giuseppe Quartarone from Ferrara. The three judges are: Marco Moscarelli, Gaetano Virgillito and Marco Martuoli. danilo glaudo