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Jumah returns on June 20 in Copenhagen

British light heavyweight Deion Jumah (4-0, 2 KOs) is the latest addition to Team Sauerland’s Nordic Fight Night show on June 20. The former two-time ABA Champion will face Karel Horejsek (3-2-1, 2 KOs) in a six-round contest at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen.

‘’I can’t wait to get back in the ring,’’ exclaims Jumah, who returns following a devastating second-round technical knockout victory over Josef Krivka in December 2014. ‘’Six months is a long time but I’ve been in the gym everyday and I feel like I’ve really grown as a fighter. Continue reading

Jumah scores second-round TKO in Oldenburg

Deion Jumah (4-0, 2 KOs) secured his fourth professional victory tonight at the EWE Arena in Oldenburg, Germany. The British boxer, who had been out of the ring for fourteen months, returned in devastating fashion, sending his opponent Josef Krivka (6-9, 6 KOs) to the canvas on four occasions before the referee called a halt to the action in the second-round. Continue reading

Erik Skoglund clinches EU Light Heavyweight Title; Deion Jumah secures third professional victory

F8_Mock_SKoglund159e65655Erik Skoglund (18-0, 9 KOs) is the new EU Light Heavyweight Champion after an impressive points victory over Danish veteran Lolenga Mock (31-14-1, 12 KOs). The 22-year-old Swede stamped his authority on the battle early but found himself on the receiving end of a huge right from Mock in the third. However, he proved his chin as he beat the standing count and regained composure. He dominated the rest of the fight, working cleverly behind his jab and throwing well-timed combinations. The scores were 118-110, 116-112 and 117-110. “I am proud of Erik,” promoter Nisse Sauerland said. “That was a great win against a very strong opponent. Erik really proved his class tonight. There are great times ahead, for him as well as for Swedish boxing.” Continue reading

Deion Jumah to fight Svacina in Kolding, Denmark on October 19

F_60590cf309Deion Jumah (2-0, 1 KO) will return to the ring on October 19 during Team Sauerland´s Nordic Fight Night in Kolding, Denmark. At the TRE-FOR Arena, the 24-year-old, a former two-time ABA Champion, will take on Jiri Svacina (12-10, 1 KO) from the Czech Republic. “It´s nice to fight someone with a winning record,” Jumah said. “That´s a big step up for me and I am excited about it. On top of that, it will be my first six-rounder, so I am really looking forward to it.”

Jumah has joined forced with Adam Booth, who will be in his corner in Kolding. “Deion’s work ethic is incredible,” Booth said. “If he keeps his mind totally focused, he definitely has a champion´s potential!”

Jumah is thrilled to be working with a renowned coach like Booth. “The work with Adam has been interesting to say the least,” he stated. “It has been an intense learning experience and I am learning new things every day.” Continue reading

Deion Jumah makes his debut: “This is an important step in my life!”

Deion_JumahSo far, Deion Jumah is pretty relaxed. The young Brit will be giving his debut as part of the bill to the European Championship fight between Eduard Gutknecht (24-1, 9 KOs) and Juergen Braehmer (38-2, 30 KOs) at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany on February 2. In his first professional fight the 23-year-old takes on Ruslan Bitarov (2-5-1, 2 KOs). However, when speaking to the Cruiserweight you get a very laidback vibe and not the slightest hint of nerves.

For some boxers the task of their first ever fight in the pro ranks can be quite nerve-racking. Jumah on the other hand feels nothing but excitement. Excitement about taking the next step – excitement about being able to show the crowd his potential. “Honestly, I can’t wait”, said the cruiserweight. “This is an important step in my life, because I live for this sport. I want to entertain the masses – that is what I was born to do.” Continue reading