Light Middleweight Prospect Eager to Get In Line for a World Title Shot Cologne, June 27, 2014. Maurice Weber has his goal in mind. And he knows that, at age 32, he has to get closer to it as soon as possible. “I don’t think of me as an old fighter, make no mistake about that. I’m young, I’m fresh, I neither drink nor smoke. I have many years left as a professional and I won’t stop until I accomplish the thing that drives me the most: becoming World Light Middleweight Champion”, he said.
Since a career-threatening hand injury forced Maurice Weber (32) to temporarily retire for three years in 2008, he fought seven times on the undercards of his friends and promoter Felix Sturm. Weber won all seven bouts, mostly in dominating fashion. His last fight came on the eve of Sturm’s record-breaking fourth world title win at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, Germany, on December 7, 2013. Weber stopped journeyman Volodymyr Borovskyy in just two rounds.
Following his seventh straight win, Weber spoke about necessity of easier fights after his comeback, the year 2014 and about his friend Felix Sturm:
Maurice Weber about…
… his comeback: “First of all, I’m very thankful to Felix and the whole Sturm Box- Promotion team. We have everything a fighter could wish for at our gym in Cologne. I didn’t progress at my old promoter Universum because they had just too many boxers at their gym. That has changed now. Now, I have a world-class trainer in Magomed Schaburow on my side. He helped me to progress a lot. And I have the opportunity to learn from a fighter who has been at the top for more than ten years in Felix Sturm. I completed the last training camp with him and I learned a lot from it. Continue reading
Light Middleweight Prospect Wants to Get a Shot at a World Title. Maurice Weber, 32, is looking to break through in the light middleweight division. The Sturm Box-Promotion fighter, who is coming off a dominating first round knockout over Aliaksandr Abramenka on July 6 in Dortmund, Germany, targets the “highest ranked fighters in my class”. “I made a promise once that I would be Felix’ first world champion and I’m still eager to fulfill said promise”, Weber said. Continue reading
The German-born Weber is already a national hero in his native country Tunisia: “It would be a dream-come-true to fight for a world title over there.”
German-based light middleweight prospect Maurice Weber has a clear vision on his future in professional boxing. Promoted by his good friend Felix Sturm, the 31-years old, once-beaten fighter wants to get to the top of the 154 pound division: “My goal is to become champion of the world. The first one in the Sturm Box-Promotion stable. I want to make Felix, my fans, friends and family proud. And I believe I can do it, I believe I can hang in there with the best fighters in my class.”
The past, however, has not always been bright for the smart and outspoken Weber. He suffered his first and only career loss in 2008, a disputed decision to Frederic Serre, fighting with a seriously injured right hand that almost cost him his career. Doctors told Weber that “I would never fight again”. But he never gave up and ultimately was able to comeback three years later on the undercard of Felix Sturm’s title defense against Michael Murray. He is 5-0 with 2 KOs since the injury and is looking forward to bigger, better things. “I’m not afraid of anyone and I believe I’ll get my chance to prove this to the world.” Continue reading