Scardina: "My Dream Is To
Become A World Champion"
Italian star Daniele Scardina makes his long-awaited return
to the ring this evening as he takes on Cesar Nunez for the
vacant European Union Super-Middleweight Title at the
Allianz Cloud in Milan, live on DAZN.
‘King Toretto’ (18-0, 14 KOs) is quickly establishing
himself as the flag-bearer for Italian boxing, picking up
the vacant IBF International Super-Middleweight Title
against Finland’s Henri Kekalainen in March 2019.
The 28-year-old from Rozzano made the first defence of his
IBF International belt against Alessandor Goddi three months
later at the Allianz Cloud, before returning to the same
venue in October to make another successful defence against
Scardina, who trains out of the 5th Street Gym in Miami,
USA, will be looking to pick up where he left off as he
strives towards a dream World Title shot in the red-hot
“I am very happy to be back in the ring, one year and four
months of inactivity is too much,” said Scardina. “I need to
feel the emotions that only boxing gives me. I tried to keep
in shape but not having a scheduled fight made it difficult.
“Last December I went back to Miami Beach and I trained at
5th Street Gym and now I am in top shape. I competed at the
Italian edition of Dancing with the Stars, but I consider
myself a fighter first. This fight is super-important for me
and I am motivated to give my best to win.
“I feel great right now, really happy. I know it’s going to
be a good fight. He’s a tough opponent. He’s going to come
for a war, but my camp was brilliant and I feel prepared.
“I came from nothing, so what I have now, I really
appreciate and work hard for. That’s why I train so hard. My
dream is to become a World Champion. The bigger dream it to
set an example for the young people. I want people to belive
“I want to be an inspiration to people and show them that
nothing is impossible. If I can do it, then so can they. I
want to show people how to follow their dreams and how to be
strong and to never give up.”
Scardina vs. Nunez tops a big night of action in Milan,
undefeated Maxim Prodan (18-0-1, 14 KOs) defends his IBF
International Welterweight Title against Ferrara’s Nicola
Cristofori (11-2-2, 1 KO), Nicholas Esposito (13-0, 5 KOs)
challenges Tobia Loriga (32-8-3, 6 KOs) for the Italian
Welterweight Title, Roma’s big-hitting Super-Welterweight
prospect Mirko Natalizi (9-0, 6 KOs) returns against Islam
Teffahi (22-8-2, 5 KOs) and Campania Featherweight Vincenzo
La Femina (6-0, 3 KOs) looks to impress against Pablo
Narvaez (9-21-7, 1 KO).