Frank Buglioni is moving up to light-heavyweight
By Isaac Robinson
Last Updated: 09/03/16 1:33pm
Former world super-middleweight title challenger Frank Buglioni has confirmed his move up to light-heavyweight.
The Enfield fighter (17-2-1-KO13) lost a unanimous decision to then-WBA champion Fedor Chudinov back in September 2015 and will make his bow at 175lbs on March 26 on the undercard of Nick Blackwell v Chris Eubank Jr.
In an interview reported on World Boxing News, Buglioni said: "I've been at world level and I've won numerous titles. I know I've got the ability to reach the top and now it's all about establishing myself in a new weight-class.
"I got too big for super-middleweight. I know I'll have more power, more strength and more stamina at light-heavyweight. I was coming down from 14 stone to 12.
"It will still be a bit of a struggle but I'll be more comfortable and will have more in the tank on fight night.
"I'll use this fight on March 26 to showcase my skills on a different platform. I'll be looking to make a statement and start chasing domestic titles."
The British light-heavyweight crown is currently held by Hosea Burton, who stopped Miles Shinkwin in six rounds on February 27 to claim the prize.
Buglioni's first light-heavyweight opponent is yet to be named.