(Pictures: FAB Fotos) The tension is rising. After having fought out a draw on November 2 of last year, Roberto Santos (18-6-3, 10 KOs) and hometown favorite Marcos Nader (16-0-1, 2 KOs) are going to meet again on April 13 in a rematch for the Spaniard’s EU Middleweight Championship at the Multiversum Schwechat, Austria. The arena near Vienna was already the venue of their first battle. Now it is time to determine a winner.
“The first one was a pretty close fight,” Nader says. “I have watched it a few times since then and still think that I had done enough to get the decision.” Therefore, the prodigy of coach Otto Ramin is more than happy to get another crack at the EU Title. “We will go in the fight on an even playing field. We both know first-hand about the other’s style of fighting. So it won’t be any easier than the first time out.” Continue reading
Marcos Nader (16-0-1, 2 KOs) is aiming for his biggest career success to date. Originally, the Austrian already had the chance to achieve greatness on November 2 of last year. The 23-year-old took on current EU-Champion Roberto Santos (18-6-3, 10 KOs) at the Multiversum Schwechat, near the airport of Vienna, Austria. After twelve thrilling rounds the fight went to the scorecards and the judges called it a draw (115:114, 114:114 and 114:114).
“I did review the fight on tape a couple of times. It was a close call but I believe that I did enough to win it,” said Nader at the official press conference on Tuesday. And the big hope of Austrian boxing is planning to put on a great show for the rematch on April 13. “I am extremely motivated. We did learn a lot during the first fight and will bring the title to Austria.” Continue reading
The Multiversum Schwechat, Austria will once again host a Team Sauerland fight night on April 13. The Main event of the evening will be the highly anticipated rematch for the EU Middleweight Championship between Roberto Santos (18-6-3, 10 KOs) and Marcos Nader (16-0-1, 2 KOs).
Santos, who won the vacant EU Belt in Bamberg, Germany against Dominik Britsch, already fought the 22-year-old challenger Nader back in November 2012. After twelve exciting rounds, the bout went to the scorecards which resulted in a draw – a decision which didn’t sit well with Nader.
“It was very close,” says the prodigy of coach Otto Ramin. “I did review the tapes a couple of times. I definitely believe that I won the fight.” Therefore the Austrian is more than excited to be awarded another crack at the title. Continue reading
(Picture: Team Sauerland) Tuesday’s press conference ahead of the EU Middleweight Championship on Friday at Multiversum Schwechat, Austria was more about respect than anything else. Before both combatants shared their thoughts with the local press, challenger Marcos Nader (16-0, 2 KOs) presented a Sacher cake to champion Roberto Santos (18-6-2, 10 KOs), who turned 31 today. Surprised by this gesture, the “Tiger of Benidorm” spontaneously hugged his upcoming opponent to thank him.
However, this event was about their bout this upcoming Friday so both got serious. First up to talk was the hometown favourite Marcos Nader: “For sure, Roberto Santos is a big challenge to overcome. But with the so-called ‘Third Fist’ – my fans in support – I am absolutely convinced to crown myself the new EU Middleweight Champion come this Friday.” Furthermore, the 22-year-old thinks to have the right strategy to beat the Spaniard. “Not much time has passed since my last fight – and the same applies to Roberto. We both fought on September 15 and both, me and my coach Otto Ramin, could
watch him fight in Bamberg. There, I saw strengths and weaknesses he has as a fighter. Therefore, I could prepare myself perfectly and will exploit those weaknesses with the right tactics.
But Santos was also an interested onlooker when Nader fought Bertu the night the Spaniard won the EU Middleweight Championship. “He has a pretty good technique which is no surprise to me as he has a vast experience shown by his amateur background.” Continue reading
Stechert Arena, Bamberg, Bayern, Germany
Yoan Pablo Hernandez UD 12 Troy Ross
Roberto Santos TKO 8 Dominik Britsch
Mateusz Masternak TKO 7 David Quinonero
Marcos Nader UD 10 Damien Bertu
Edmund Gerber KO 4 Michael Sprott