Mepranum to face Lamati for vacant IBF Inter-Continental super bantamweight title in East London

By Lito delos Reyes

DAVAO CITY – Filipino fighter Richie “Magnum” Mepranum of Sarangani Province is going to fight undefeated Lodumo Lamati of South Africa for the vacant International Boxing Federation Inter-Continental super bantamweight title on July 28 at the Orient Theatre in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa.The 32-year old Mepranum (34W-7L-1D, 9KO) recently won by a majority decision to Sen Chen of China last June 1 in Wynn Palace Cotai in Macao, China.Lamati, 27 (15W-0L-1D, 9KO) beat Brayan Mairena of Nicaragua on points last March 17 in United Kingdom.Meanwhile, Sive Nontshina (7W-0L, 7KO) of South Africa defends his IBF International light flyweight title against compatriot Siyabonga Siyo (12W-2L-0D, 4KO) in the undercard.

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