Rohan Murdock faces Christian Mbilli on Beterbiev vs Smith card

Rohan Murdock goes up in opposition to Christian Mbilli on Saturday, January 13 at Videotron Centre in Quebec Metropolis, Canada. The Australian tremendous middleweight challenges the undefeated Cameroonian-French for his WBC Continental Americas and WBA Worldwide titles.

Murdock vs Mbilli conflict is scheduled for 10 rounds. The bout serves because the co-feature to Artur Beterbiev vs Callum Smith reside on ESPN.

Nerang, Queensland-based Murdock (27-2, 19 KOs) final fought in March in Sydney on Tim Tszyu vs Tony Harrison undercard, when he took a break up choice in opposition to Issac Hardman. Joondalup, WA native makes his Canadian debut. Earlier in his profession the 31-year-old fought all through Australia, in addition to made visits to Thailand, the UK and US.

“I’m very enthusiastic about this chance and sit up for the problem,” Murdock mentioned. “I’ve been in enemy territory earlier than and realized my classes. I do know what it takes to win at this stage, and on January 13, I’ll emerge victorious.”

Yaounde, Cameroon-born Mbilli (25-0, 21 KOs) is coming off the win by knockout within the fourth spherical in opposition to Demond Nicholson in September. In March, Pornic, France-based 28-year-old earned a unanimous choice in opposition to Carlos Gongora.

“Rohan Murdock is a high quality opponent with a totally totally different model from my latest opponents,” Mbilli mentioned. “It should even be a chance to achieve new followers earlier than my crowning as a world champion. I sit up for beginning coaching camp and might’t wait to be in Quebec on January 13 to wow the gang!”

In the primary occasion, Montreal, Canada-based undefeated knockout artist Artur Beterbiev (19-0, 19 KOs) defends his unified WBC and IBF gentle heavyweight titles in opposition to former tremendous middleweight champion Callum Smith (29-1, 21 KOs) of London, England. The world championship bout is scheduled for 12 rounds.

In Australia, Beterbiev vs Smith airs reside on Sunday, January 14. Broadcast data is to be confirmed.

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