The 22-year-old Lightweight (60kg) Michael Magnesi also steps out for the Thunder for the first time, with a 9-0 pro record to his name. His first opponent will be the Atlas Lions’ Rio 2016 Olympian Mohamed Hamout who moves up from Bantamweight (56kg) where he boasted a 3-3 record from Seasons V and VI. Italia Thunder’s London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Vincenzo Mangiacapre brings his vast experience to the side at Welterweight (69kg) against Morocco Atlas Lions’ Belgian boxer Anas Messaoudi, before Valentino Manfredonia, unbeaten in seven contests during Season V, faces the visitors’ Egyptian Draft Pick Abdelrahman Salah Orabi at Light heavyweight (81kg).
Wrapping up the action in Rome will be the Super Heavyweight (+91kg) battle between the hosts’ Guido Vianello and three-time Olympian Mohammed Arjaoui. Vianello holds a 4-2 record in the competition and will be looking to use his speed against the experienced Moroccan who joined the national team in 2006 and makes his first WSB appearance since 2012.
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