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Heavyweight talent under Don King's guidance looking to make big splash

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When it comes to heavyweight boxing the name Mark de Mori doesn't ring too many bells.

For the uninitiated the Perth boxer is fighting for the WBU (German Version) Heavyweight title in two weeks time and is also ranked number 8 by the WBA.

The 33 year old is hoping to become a three time WBU champion when he faces the little known Saul Farah on the 18th of July in Germany.

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Don King Fails To Deliver for 'The Dominator'

Known as 'The Dominator', de Mori boasts a record of 29-1-2 with 25 victories coming by Knock-out. The Australian is signed with promoting mogul Don King, who so far has not delivered on his promises in landing the big puncher a world title shot.

De Mori was supposedly scheduled to fight WBC champion Deontay Wilder in June before fellow stable mate Eric Molina was chosen. The heavyweight was previously put in as a potential challenger for Bermane Stiverne if he was to retain his title against Wilder in January, he lost and de Mori lost his chance - boxing can be unlucky like that. 

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The likes of Samuel Peter, Alexander Povetkin and Bryant Jennings have all been mentioned as potential opponents but none have been delivered, leaving the Perth man with a resume of wins over journeyman fighters.

His most impressive victories include a knock-out over ageing Rob Calloway and a DQ win over Marino Goles.

WBU Champions  

The WBU is a respected sanctioning body but their belts are not regarded as genuine world titles with the WBC, WBO, IBF and WBA the major championships in the world of boxing.

Former pound for pound great Roy Jones Jr currently holds the WBU Cruiserweight title as he is fighting more frequently in Europe and attempting one final push towards a World title shot in the 200Ib division.

Michael Katsidis recently held the WBU Super Lightweight strap but this sanctioning body holds many unknown champions more in a bid to push their boxing profile and help push their rankings with the other higher sanctioning partners.  

Mark de Mori Still Hungry

Mark de Mori is not giving up on his dream, his deal with Don King runs out in October and the boxer has admitted that unless a big fight gets made within that period then he may move on.

The aim for the 6'2 fighter who resides in Croatia is to get through Saul Farah on the 18th then possibly look at the likes of Ruslan Chagaev (WBA regular champion) or Vyacheslav Glazkov (rated IBF number 1).

The 33 year old knows he's not getting any younger and last year de Mori admitted he would love to fight former WBA champ David Haye who is supposedly making a comeback.

In the heavyweight league you have to make noise to be heard and although 'The Dominator' hasn't had a good run of luck so far in his career, he has to make some large waves if he's to achieve his climb to the top of the mountain.    

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