October of 2016 he knocked out IBF
Intercontinental Lightweight Champion, and
former WBO European Champion, Stephen Ormond
(21-2) in a non title-fight in Glasgow. Szabo
floored the home-man in the first round, and
then again for the finish in round five.
was a trip to Germany, where Szabo came up short
against James Chereji (11-0), losing a close and
controversial decision after ten rounds for the
WBC Youth World Super Lightweight title. Many
ringsiders felt he deserved to win on that
weeks later it was back to Scotland for a
rematch with Ormond, who on this occasion was
awarded a decision after eight tough rounds.
Back in Hungary, Szabo then got back to winning
ways with victories in late December and early
training for his UBO title fight on February 25,
Szabo was suddenly offered a crack at WBA
Continental champion Robbie Davies Jr. (14-0) on
January 21 in Preston, England. Not one to shy
away from a challenge, Szabo took the
opportunity on very short notice.
Unfortunately, after putting up and excellent
fight and probably giving Davies more trouble
than any previous opponent, Szabo was stopped by
a sickening body-shot in the ninth stanza. It
was one of those punches that would have
finished off anyone.
Szabo is ready to challenge for a title on home
soil for the first time. His opponent is still
to be announced, but Hungarian boxing fans can
expect a good and entertaining night of boxing
in any case, at the Totobox Fight Club in