"Old School" Zoltan Szabo Ready For UBO Title Fight In Budapest

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February 7, 2017 / BY UBO PRESS OFFICER

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Hungarian Super Lightweight contender Zoltan Szabo will be looking to cap off an amazing first year in the professional ranks when he fights for the vacant Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) Inter-Continental title on Saturday February 25 in Budapest.


Nicknamed “Sticky Man”, the 22-year-old made his paid debut on February 11 of 2016, and has since been incredibly active both on home soil and abroad, fighting no less than eighteen times so far and compiling a nice 14-4 (6) record.

Probably as much as any other current fighter on the scene, Szabo is approaching his career “old school”, staying very active and taking on anyone, anywhere. And he is not just doing it to collect a pay-day either, as his resume shows.

In his fourth outing he traveled to London to take on then undefeated prospect Zack Davies (5-0), and went home with a decision victory. A month later he beat another unbeaten foe in Ilhami Aydemir (9-0), scoring a unanimous decision to win a Youth title in Germany.

His first defeat came last June when he lost on a cut to hot British prospect Ohara Davies (11-0), after giving a very good account of himself for four rounds. But he rebounded well with two stoppage victories in Budapest, to set up another trip abroad.


In 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.

Next up 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 night.

Two 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 January.

While in 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.

Now 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 Budapest.








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