Popular Romanian boxer Victor Lupo has fully prepared for the toughest fight of his pro career, Saturday night in the 12-round main event against former world title challenger Antonin Decarie for the vacant World Boxing Council (“WBC”) International Welterweight Championship, at Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City.
Lupo (19-1-2, 9 KOs), who lives in Toronto, earned his title shot having defeated former world champion Junior Witter (37-3-2) last February by a 10-round decision for the vacant WBC International Silver title. Presently rated No. 19 by the WBC, Lupo is a former Canadian welterweight and WBC Fedecentro middleweight champion, who is unbeaten the past four years ago.
WBC #26-rated Decarie, of Quebec, is a former Canadian light welterweight and NABO welterweight champion, who lost a 12-round unanimous decision in 2010 to Souleymane M’baye for the interim World Boxing Association (“WBA”) welterweight title.
Undefeated light heavyweight Lionnell “Lonnie B” Thompson (11-0, 7 KOs), is also fighting Saturday night in an eight-round bout versus Christian Cruz (12-12-1, 10 KOs).
Thompson, fighting out of Buffalo, was a U.S. amateur standout who was rated as high as No. 2 in his division. He was a five-time New York Golden Glove and three-time Empire State champion.