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Florian Marku "grabs" the next success, the Albanian boxer defends the IBF title

  • 11/21/2021 7:40 PM
Florian Marku "grabs" the next success, the Albanian boxer defends the IBF title

 The Albanian boxer Florian Marku defended the IBF champion title, defeating the Frenchman Jorick Luisetto, in the "battle" that took place at the SSE Arena Wembley. However, a total of 8 rounds took place, and then the judges gave the victory to Marku, after a dignified performance.

Also present were many red and black supporters, who had refused to watch the match through the TV screen, but had gone to the SSE Arena Wembley.

Florian Marku continues to show his class once again, as this time he does it against a Frenchman like Jorick Luisetto. Now, the red and black boxer can say that he is making all Albanians proud everywhere, around the world.

Florian Marku (born 29 September 1992) is an Albanian professional boxer and former kickboxer and mixed martial artist. He has held the IBF International welterweight title since September 2021.Marku made his professional debut on 1 December 2018, scoring a first-round technical knockout (TKO) victory against Nikola Janicievic at the Beste Event Halle in Ulm, Germany.

In November 2020, after compiling a record of 7–0 (5 KOs), he signed a promotional contract with Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Sport. The following month, Marku faced Jamie Stewart at The SSE Arena in London. The bout served as part of the undercard for Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev and was televised live on Sky Sports Box Office. In a fight which saw Marku drop his opponent to the canvas with a punch to the body in the second round, the result was controversially announced as a draw, with referee Marcus McDonnell scoring the bout 76–76.

Marku returned to The SSE Arena for his next fight, facing Rylan Charlton on 20 February 2021. Marku boxed well and controlled a lot of the fight but suffered a knockdown in the sixth round from a right hand by Charlton, Marku went on to secure an eighth-round TKO after Charlton's corner threw in the towel after their charge was on the receiving end of a sustained attack by Marku.

Marku had been scheduled to challenge IBF International welterweight champion Maxim Prodan on 7 August 2021 as part of Matchroom's Fight Camp, but the fight was postponed when Marku suffered an injury. On 25 August, it was announced that the bout would now take place on 25 September at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on the undercard of Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk which he won via split decision after 10 rounds against Maxim Prodan.

/Klara Ruci/