World Boxing Federation World Super Welterweight Champion Sebastien Madani will be making his first title defense on Saturday April 27 in his hometown of Rumilly, France, when he takes on veteran Brazilian contender Anderson “Pantera” Clayton.
Madani, 34-1 (10), won the WBF World title last June with a unanimous decision over Spaniard Jose Del Rio, and has since been waiting anxiously for the opportunity to defend the crown in front of his local fans:
“I love fighting in Rumilly, and have fought here many times as an amateur and a professional. I won French, European and Intercontinental titles in this town, and it is only natural that I make my first world title defense in Rumilly too”, said Madani.
In the heavy-handed Anderson Clayton, 41-8 (36), Madani will be facing a man who has been around the block, fought for and won many titles, and faced some big names. But this will be his first shot at a world title, and the 34-year-old from Sao Paulo plans to make the most of it:
“I don’t think Madani can bring anything to the table that I have not seen before. I believe I have fought much better opposition than him, and it’s really too bad for him that he will already lose his world title in his first defense!”
Interviewed in the build-up to the fight, Madani doesn’t seem to be fazed by the big challenge ahead:
“I made a lot of sacrifices to be ready for the big day, and when I enter the ring I will show who the world champion is. I have the title, it is mine and I will keep it!”
The Sebastien Madani vs. Anderson Clayton WBF World Super Welterweight title fight will be promoted by Europrom headed by Gerard Teysseron.