Emiliano Marsili is looking to defend his EBU lightweight title for the second time and also maintain his career undefeated record while Benoit Manno is looking for a breakout win and to steal the EBU lightweight title belt. Emiliano Marsili will face Benoit Manno on June 6 in a 12 round bout that will take place in Italy for the EBU lightweight title. Emiliano Marsili opened as a -2600 favorite with the Boxing odds for this bout while Benoit Manno was a +1100 dog.
The 32 year old Benoit Manno stands at 5 feet 8 inches tall with a southpaw stance. Manno is a native of Italy where he still resides. Manno has a record of 14 wins 1 loss and 0 draws. Manno has 2 knockout wins out of his 14 career victories and his 1 loss came by knockout. He is ranked 2nd in Italy and 170th in the world. Manno is coming off a unanimous decision win in a 6 round bout against Giuseppe Lo Faro in which Lo Faro went down in the 3rd round. The bout took place on February 28 in Italy. Prior to that Manno scored a 6 round PTS win over Luigi Mantegna on September 28 in Italy.
The 37 year old Emiliano Marsili stands at 5 feet 6 and one half inches tall with a southpaw stance. He is also a native and resident of Italy. Marsili has a career record of 28 wins and 0 losses with 1 draw. Out of his 28 wins 12 have come by knockout. Marsili is ranked 1st in Italy and 37th in the world. Marsili is coming off a 12 round unanimous decision win over Pasquale Di Silvio in Italy on January 25 as Di Silvio went down in the first round of the bout. It was Marsili's first defense of his EBU lightweight title. Prior to that Marsili scored a 3rd round knockout win over David Kis in Italy on November 2, 2013. Marsili won the then vacant EBU lightweight title on March 9, 2013 in a 2nd round technical knockout win over Luca Giacon in Italy.
Marsili is the call!
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