(August 24, 2023) – World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental champion Arnold Gjergjaj is set to go next level, when he takes on Bilal Laggoune for the vacant WBF world Heavyweight title on September 2 at the Landgasthof in Riehen, Switzerland. Should he be victorious, it would be a perfect four-fight run for the Swiss-based Kosovan, which included winning and defending the WBF Intercontinental, since he returned to the ring in the summer of 2022, following three years of inactivity. 38-year-old Gjergjaj is 36-3 (27) since turning professional in 2009, while Belgium´s Laggoune (30) brings a 26-3-2 (14) record in a pro career starting in 2011, and this looks like a 50/50 match-up, or at least close to it. Laggoune began his paid campaign at Heavyweight, but went on to fight at Light Heavyweight and Cruiserweight, winning various regional titles, before returning to Heavyweight last year. Like Gjergjaj, he is entering his first world championship opportunity. Gjergjaj last fought this past April when he defended the WBF Intercontinental title by knocking out Latvian Kristaps Zutis in the fourth round. Laggoune is coming off a decision victory over Serbian Stefan Mihailov. Arnold “The Cobra” Gjergjaj vs. Bilal Laggoune for the vacant WBF World Heavyweight title will be promoted by Bekim Gjergjaj.