Updated: Tuesday, 03 June 2014 22:49 | By Agence France-Presse

French boxer Mormeck set to return to the ring

Jean-Marc Mormeck, the two-time former WBC and WBA cruiserweight champion, announced on Tuesday that he will return to the ring after an absence of over two years when he takes on Hungary's Tamas Lodi in June.


French boxer Mormeck set to return to the ring

France's former WBA and WBC cruiserweight champion Jean-Marc Mormeck takes part in a training session on November 19, 2010 in Paris - by Joel Saget

Mormeck has not fought since losing out in the fourth round to Wladimir Klitschko in a WBO-IBF-WBA heavyweight title fight in March 2012 in Duesseldorf, Germany.

Speaking on the day of his 42nd birthday, Mormeck admitted the cruiserweight bout in Asnieres near Paris on June 26 will be his last if he loses.

"I am setting myself one last challenge. The objective is to contest my 10th and last world championship this year," he said.

"I know this is my last chance to win a belt. If I lose, I will say goodbye to the ring."

Lodi, who has won 13 of his 16 fights to date, including two KO's, was beaten on points by Albania's Nuri Seferi in his last bout for the WBO European cruiserweight title in Hamburg in May.

Mormeck, from Guadeloupe, won the WBA cruiserweight titles in 2002 and 2005 and the WBA-WBC crowns in 2005 and 2007.

He was set to meet Poland's Krzysztof Wlodarczyk in a cruiserweight bout in May last year only to pull out with a shoulder injury suffered while training.

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