Cavalheiro Aims for the Welterweight Championship

Rodrigo Cavalheiro made a statement with his victory in Belfast against Karl Amoussou. Cavalheiro was considered as an underdog leading to the fight. The victory gave him an advantage in the race to stay ahead in the highly competitive welterweight division of Brave Combat Federation. Currently undefeated in Brave Combat Federation, Cavalheiro had improved in career record to 22 wins and 7 losses. The welterweight fighter from Brazil was initially set to face Carlston Harris at Brave 8 hosted in Brazil. However Harris landed in the title fight since Mohammad Fakhreddine had to withdraw from the bout due to medical reasons. Harris went ahead to win the championship.

After his knockout victory in Belfast, Cavalheiro and his fight team is campaigning for a championship match against Harris. However Jarrah Al Selawe who has the most wins in the promotion is currently leading the spot for the number one contender for the championship. For the message from Cavalheiro, Al Selawe and his team have not responded.

“I want to be one of the big names in the Brave Combat Federation. So I am ready to fight as soon as possible for the championship. My aim is to fight in the Kingdom of Bahrain in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa. As a fighter it will be the greatest honour and privilege to be crowned as a champion by Sheikh Khalid. There is no promotion in the whole world which is capable of giving such a great honour for athletes other than Brave Combat Federation”, said Cavalheiro who currently trains at the Noguchi Academy.

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Author: Robert Belen

Robert Belen is a long-time combat sports writer for dSource Boxing. An avid sports fan, he knows no fear nor partiality in his reporting. If you have a problem with him, tell it to his face. (We bid you not.) You can follow him on Twitter @robertbelen

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