Alex Dimitrenko vs Timo Hoffmann on Nov 17

The boxing hotbed of Magdeburg, Germany, has another big event on the horizon. Topping the November 17 "Universum Champions Night" at Bördelandhalle, WBO #2 heavyweight Alexander "Sascha" Dimitrenko (26-0, 16 KOs) from the Universum stable faces his toughest challenge in longtime contender Timo Hoffmann (36-5-1, 20 KOs) of Sauerland Event in an important crossroads bout. The huge 6'7 super-sized heavyweights faced off today at a press conference to officially announce to fight..

Alexander Dimitrenko: "Finally, I am in Magdeburg. It is my first time. I have always heard about the great fans here. Timo Hoffmann naturally knows me very well. He has already boxed some of my stablemates. He's a big guy and a very experienced boxer. But on November 17th there will only be one winner and that will be me. Becoming a world champion remains my big goal."

Dimitrenko's trainer Fritz Sdunek: "I've known Timo Hoffmann since 1990 and have always followed his career. He has previously faced other boxers of mine in the ring. Timo Hoffmann is like the weather-today rain, tomorrow sunshine."

Timo Hoffmann: "I have already had great success in Magdeburg as an amateur. Finally I'm able to box here as a professional for my fans and friends in a home game. I have much respect for Alexander Dimitrenko, he is a great Boxer and I look forward to this terrific fight."

Hoffmann's trainer Uwe Schuster: "Timo is extremely motivated. He can only win because he doesn't have a load on his shoulders."

Also, WIBF featherweight champion Ina Menzer (18-0, 8 KOs) will defend her title against Laura Serrano (16-3-2, 6 KOs)

Ina Menzer: "I know the Mexican Serrano....she is very experienced and has a good record. This will be my third appearance in Magdeburg, and so far I have only the best memories. I am very optimistic and will win."

In other action, heavyweight Evgeny Orlov (3-2-1, 3 KOs) and welterweight Oliver Güttel (9-1, 5 KOs) will go against opponents to be named.

For tickets, call the Universum ticket hotline at +040-696 559 59 or visit

Also, there is a special package offer that includes tickets for Saturday's SES card at Hermann-Gieseler-Halle in Magdeburg, plus the November 17 Universum card.

The tickets for the „Universum Champions Night“ are available at:
Ticket Shop Magdeburg: +49-391-533 480
Karstadt Magdeburg: +49-391-59 59 103
Universum Ticket Hotline: +49-40-696 559 59
CTS-Eventim Hotline: +49-1805-5 70 000
(0,14 € / Minute, mobile charges are higher)
or at

Article posted on 10.10.2007

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