Promoted by Vaja Kvezereli, the bout will take
place on the Central town square of Gori, and is
expected to bring in a massive crowd. And it could
very well turn out to be a magnificent fight with
two young, hungry hard-hitters going at it in
pursuit of their dream!
At 21 years of age Boris Mdinaradze has already
been a pro for four and a half years. Turning
professional at seventeen, he won his first nine
fights, six by stoppage, before getting his first
crack at a title last year when he fought Bilel
Latreche for the IBF Youth World title in France.
Mdinaradze was disqualified for low blows in five
rounds against Latreche, but gained a lot of
experience and has since won nine bouts on the
trot, and eight of them inside the distance. Now
he is ready to try again to win his first
championship, but despite fighting at home he will
be in with a stern challenge in Selemani Saidi
Saidi made his paid debut at only sixteen in 2004,
and got off to a rough start losing by third round
knockout to countryman Fred George. He drew his
second bout before winning two and then losing
again to one Kassim Kassim. Since then things has
turned around for him!
After going 2-2-1 in his first five, Saidi scored
three knockout victories to line up a shot at the
Tanzanian national title in 2007. An underdog
against Alibaba Ramadhani, Saidi surprised
ringsiders by putting on a clinic and stopping his
opponent in two one-sided rounds.