Rico Muller successfully defended his IBO intercontinental welterweight championship after an exciting twelve-round battle Saturday night in Eberswalde, Germany. The local hero scored a unanimous decision against late sub Ramhadani Shauri from Tanzania even though Shauri made Muller work hard for his first title defense.
Scores were 118:110, 116:112 and 115:113 with 115:113 being closest to the non-stop action in the ring. Shauri was the more active fighter while Muller scored the more effective punches. „It was hard work but with my fans in my back I simply couldn’t lose this fight. I think the fans got their money worth tonight“, said Muller.
Robert Maess stayed unbeaten and won the German light middleweight championship by knocking out „Prince“ Issa El Sleiman cold in the seventh round of a spectacular fight. It was Maess’ tenth win in as many pro fights, all ten wins came by way of knockout. El Sleiman entered the ring with an injury on his right arm but showed great heart in a give-and-take war as long as it lasted. Continue reading
Defending champion Rico Muller (146 lbs.) and late-sub challenger Ramhadani Shauri (145.5 lbs.) had no problems making weight for their IBO intercontinental welterweight championship tomorrow (Saturday, August 3rd) in Eberswalde, Germany.
The co-feature will be an IBO female welterweight world championship between Jennifer Retzke (145.75 lbs) and Florence Muthoni (145.5 lbs.). In the third title fight of the night Robert Maess (152 lbs.) and „Prince“ Issa El Sleiman (154 lbs.) square off for the German GBA light middleweight title.
Geir Inge Jorgensen from Norway pulled out of his IBO Intercontinental welterweight Championship bout against Rico Muller scheduled for this Saturday (August 3rd) in Eberswalde, Germany. It is already the second time that the Norwegian cancels a fight against Muller on short notice. Luckily, Muller’s management was prepared this time and has an equally strong opponent for the 25-year-old German i/c champ to replace Jorgensen. Continue reading
All young fighters dream of becoming world champion one day. Promising 25-year-old German welterweight prospect Rico Mueller (14-1) is no excpetion to that rule. On August 3rd, Mueller is looking to take another step towards reaching his big goal in his hometown Eberswalde (Germany) when the reigning IBO intercontinental champion is set to defend his title against Norwegian toughguy Geir Inge Jorgensen (28-2). Continue reading