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Maccarinelli set for title tilt

Enzo Maccarinelli
Maccarinelli is the WBO's third-ranked cruiserweight

Former cruiserweight world champion Enzo Maccarinelli is in line for another world title bout in September.

Maccarinelli's proposed comeback fight, originally slated for 19 July, was postponed because of television scheduling issues.

Instead, the Swansea fighter, 27, is being lined up for tilt at the WBO cruiserweight title he lost to London's David Haye in March.

Haye will vacate the title following his move to the heavyweight division.

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The WBO had originally wanted their top two-ranked fighters, Jonathon Banks and Alexander Alexeev, to clash for the vacant title in September.

However, Banks beat experienced Italian veteran Vincenzo Rossito on Saturday in Germany and will not be ready in time for a 6 September fight.

Maccarinelli is ranked third by the WBO and is likely to fill the gap.



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