King­dom boxer in the big pic­ture

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today - By JAMES MAS­SON

A FIFE boxer will be in the spot­light when she makes her pro­fes­sional de­but on the un­der­card of the Josh Tay­lor-Vik­tor Pos­tol bout for the WBC Sil­ver su­per light­weight ti­tle, which Tay­lor holds.

The show is at Glas­gow’s SSE Hydro on June 23.

Afty­chia Kath­p­bouli was born in Greece but now lives in Glen­rothes where she trains un­der the watch­ful eye of Stevie McGuire.

Most of her 50 ama­teur con­tests have been in this coun­try and she proved her­self in the ama­teur ranks with many fine vic­to­ries.

They in­clude win­ning the Haringey Box Cup in London, the Celtic Box Cup in Dublin, the Golden Girl Box Cup in Sweden and Scot­tish ti­tles.

McGuire said: “Afty­chia is a ter­rific prospect and this is a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity for her. To make her pro de­but on such a pres­ti­gious show is a big boost for her.”

UNI­FIED mid­dleweight world cham­pion Gen­nady Golovkin has ac­cepted a deal for a Septem­ber re­match against Saul ‘Canelo’ Al­varez, ac­cord­ing to the Mex­i­can’s pro­moter Os­car De La Hoya.

Yes­ter­day’s dead­line set by De La Hoya ap­peared to be set to pass with no agree­ment in place, only for a sud­den turn of events late in the evening.

“I’m happy to in­form that we have a fight Septem­ber 15!” De La Hoya tweeted.

The pair’s first bout last Septem­ber ended in a con­tro­ver­sial draw, with judge Adalaide Byrd’s score­card of 118-110 in favour of Al­varez widely ridiculed.

A re­match was planned for May, only for Canelo to with­draw af­ter fail­ing two drugs tests for banned sub­stance clen­buterol in Fe­bru­ary.

He claimed it was a re­sult of eat­ing con­tam­i­nated meat.

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