Next Thursday, Thanet Council's Chairman, Cllr. Jeff Kirkpatrick, will be making a presentation to Takaloo in recognition of his World Title boxing win.
Originally from Iran but now a native of Margate, Merhud Takeloo took the WBU welterweight title at Belfast's King's Hall last month, beating Eamonn Magee.
The Guardian reports: “Magee demanded a rematch, claiming his opponent had not wanted a proper fight, but the counterpunching Irishman had few answers when it became apparent that Takaloo had no intention of playing into his hands with all-out aggression.”
“Takaloo said: "I was a WBU light-middleweight champion and when I lost my title there were plenty who thought that I was finished. I just wish that I had fought as a welterweight years ago. I feel as though I can move on from here to win a major world title."