Power-punching Junlong Zhang from China will fight Germany´s Erdogan Kadrija for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Heavyweight title on October 15 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel in Toronto, Canada.
A pro for almost exactly ten years, “The Dragon King”, undefeated at 19-0 (18), is a former WBF Asia Pacific and Intercontinental Champion, and has also held the IBO Asia Pacific and WBA Oceania titles.
After seventeen bouts in China, the 40-year-old southpaw recently relocated to Canada and had his first fight in his new home-country this past May when he went the distance for the first time but won a clear unanimous decision over Mexican Guillermo Casas.
He will now be looking to start a new knockout-streak against Kosovo-born Kadrija, 18-5 (12), who is a considerable underdog but will travel to Canada determined to cause an upset by scoring the biggest win of his career.
The Zhang vs. Kadrija WBF World Heavyweight title fight is the main event of a show billed as “The Making of Champions”, promoted by Brother Boxing Promotions and Armand Teodorescu.