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Jürgen Brähmer

“Blues Pills“ to rock Schwerin ahead of Braehmer vs. Bolonti!

Before the going gets tough inside the ring when Juergen Braehmer defends his WBA Light Heavyweight Championship against Roberto Bolonti on June 7, some hard rock will take center stage. Newcomers “Blues Pills” are going to perform their hit single “Devil Man” at the Sport- und Kongresshalle Schwerin, Germany to get fight fans in the right mood for the local hero’s homecoming bout. Moreover, Braehmer likes the song: “I love some hard riffs to tune up myself for a fight and that’s what I get.” Continue reading

Weights from Rostock, Germany

Enzo Maccarinelli, challenger for the WBO World Light-Heavyweight title, weighed in at 12st 6lbs (174lbs), the same as Champion Juergen Braehmer who came in at 12st 6lbs (174lbs).

Maccarinelli aims to create history and become Wales’ first ever two weight world champion at the Stadthalle, in Rostock, Germany, tomorrow night, live and exclusive in the UK on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/HD 490 and Virgin Ch. 546).

The Welshman said, “It’s not only a massive night for me, but for Welsh sport as well. I can punch my way into the history books and become the nation’s first ever two weight world champion and to do it in Braehmer’s back yard would be an amazing achievement,” Continue reading

Braehmer, Maccarinelli final quotes ahead of WBA World Championship on April 5

(Picture: Team Sauerland) Here are the main quotes from today’s final press conference ahead of the fight between WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Juergen Braehmer and former Cruiserweight titlist Enzo Maccarinelli on April 5 at the Stadthalle Rostock, Germany.

Juergen Braehmer: “Maccarinelli can let his fists fly as much as he wants, I will be the one landing to decisive punches and that is all that matters. The WBA World Title will not change hands but my hand will be raised on Saturday.”

Enzo Maccarinelli: “It is an honor to get the chance fighting again for a world championship. I respect Braehmer but he won his last fights because his opponents were afraid to press the action against him. I am different – I have the mentality of a world champion. Do not blink as soon as the first bell rings.” Continue reading

Jürgen Brähmer Interview: “History will not repeat itself”

Juergen Braehmer (42-2, 31 KOs) will make the first defense of his WBA World Light Heavyweight Title against Enzo Maccarinelli (38-6, 30 KOs) on April 5 in Rostock, Germany.

The reigning champion returns to Rostock for the first time since an ill-fated challenge for the WBA crown in 2008. With this defeat still fresh in his mind, Braehmer is adamant that history will not repeat itself when he faces Maccarinelli.

Q: Mr. Braehmer, what comes to your mind when you think of boxing in Rostock?

JB: That you should only step into the ring when you are fit to fight.

Q: Is this answer related to your missed world title opportunity in 2008? Continue reading

Stuart Hall defends IBF bantamweight title against Martin Ward on March 29th

LONDON (Feb. 10) – Boxing’s modern day ‘Cinderella Man’ Stuart Hall makes the first defence of his IBF bantamweight title in a North East derby against Martin Ward.

The diamond of Darlington steps back into the ring for the first time since his unforgettable crowning when he overcame Vusi Malinga in an enthralling 12-round, toe-to-toe clash, to win the IBF belt last December. Continue reading

Press Quotes: Braehmer vs. Maccarinelli

(Photo credit: Team Sauerland) Here are the main quotes from today’s kick-off press conference to WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Juergen Braehmer’s first title defense against former Cruiserweight titlist Enzo Maccarinelli on April 5 at the Stadthalle Rostock, Germany.

Juergen Braehmer: “Size doesn’t matter [regarding the difference in height] as the title will stay in Germany!” “Maccarinelli is a quality operator and a former world champion – a tough task to handle inside the ring. Still, I believe that I know what it takes to beat him.

Enzo Maccarinelli: “I am from Wales but have Italian roots. In terms of football you can compare this to Germany vs. Italy – and we all know that Italy was always successful against Germany when it came to the point. Come April 5, I will only be the second prizefighter after Bob Fitzsimmons to have won a world title, come down to light heavyweight and win a 2nd world championship.” Continue reading

Jürgen Brähmer vs Enzo Maccarinelli on April 5th in Rostock, Germany

In one of the better match-ups of WBA World light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer’s career, he’ll be defending his new WBA strap against non-top 15 ranked Enzo Maccarinelli (38-6, 30 KO’s) on April 5th at the Stadthalle, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Brahmer was fortunate recently to be able to capture the WBA title after the strap came available when the World Boxing Association elevated the previous WBA champion Beibut Shumenov to the status of Super World Light heavyweight champion.

That means the WBA has two world champions at 175 – Shumenov and Brahmer – and it kind of cheapens the whole idea of someone being a champion when they’re listing two of them. Continue reading

Weights from Neubrandenburg: Pulev vs. Abell

_V6P3349(Photo Wende) Here are the weigh in results from Neubrandenburg, Germany for tomorrow’s
show at the Jahnsportforum Neubrandenburg:

IBF International Heavyweight Title, 12 rounds:

Joey Abell (USA): 112.7 kg / 248.5 lbs

Kubrat Pulev (Bulgaria): 115.1 kg / 253.8 lbs

WBA Intercontinental Super Welterweight Title, 12 rounds:

Dieudonne Belinga (France): 69.4 kg / 153.0 lbs

Jack Culcay (Germany): 69.8 kg / 153.9 lbs Continue reading

Photos/Video: Don King hypes up Brähmer vs. Oliveira

20131210_135134Here are statements from today’s press conference at the Kempinski Hotel Bristol in Berlin ahead of Saturday’s showdown at Jahnsportforum Neubrandenburg, Germany for the vacant WBA Light Heavyweight World Championship between leading contenders Juergen Braehmer (41-2, 31 KOs) and Marcus Oliveira (25-0-1, 20 KOs).

Juergen Braehmer: “I’m well prepared, in perfect shape and ready to go for Saturday’s world championship fight. It won’t be Don King fighting me with his words on Saturday but Marcus Oliveira, who will feel the power of my fists. I never make a prediction ahead of a fight but I can tell you that it’s going to be massive at the Jahnsportforum!” Continue reading