(ANSA) – MASSY, 23 JUN – For Matteo Signani, 43, a Romagna coast guard and talented boxer, this is yet another tough career challenge. But he, the only Italian currently in possession of a European title, that of middleweight, is certainly not the type to back down. So here he is ready to get into the ring of Massy, in France, to defend the crown from the assault of the home boxer Anderson Prestot in a match that should have taken place in March but was postponed due to a dental problem of the reigning champion. Now at the ‘Giaguaro’, as Signani is nicknamed, all that remains is to repeat the last match played in France, in 2020 in Caen, when he knocked out the French Maxime Beaussire.
Prestot says he is certain to win, while Signani explains that his preparation for this challenge “went well, even my coach Gianmaria of Ring Side Boxe Rimini sees me ready. In the misfortune of the postponement we had more time to develop further techniques “. “Outside the match I am always a boxer. I live as a boxer, as an athlete – says the European champion -. I entered into a perspective of total dedication. At work, at the table, at home, I am a boxer. Talent is not enough, you have to put the rest and many good people do not reach the top because they are not willing to make sacrifices.
It comes naturally to me. I’m lucky: I live in a beautiful house, I have a job in the Coast Guard that allows me to train at full capacity even in the off season but, as they say, you make God help you. ” once, the ‘fire’ he has inside. “At the beginning I was considered a loser – says Signani -. Nobody believed in me, the coaches wavered, nobody gave me credit. This has always given me tremendous determination to prove who I really am. I still have the excitement and the desire to win and to do a show, I feel good, and I’m in France to show who I am. He and I will be in the ring, and I’m leaving for the war “. (ANSA).