Eduard Gutknecht vs Averlant on March 31; DeGale-Sanavia on April 21

boxingEuropean Light Heavyweight Champion Eduard Gutknecht (23-1, 9 KOs) will defend his title against Tony Averlant (17-5-2,4 KOs) on Team Sauerland´s show in Kiel on March 31. It will be Gutknecht´s third title defence since winning the belt in May 2011. The 30-year-old last defeated Vyacheslav Uzelkov in Frankfurt in February. “That was an important victory for me,”

Gutknecht stated. “I did exactly what my coach Mr Wegner asked of me. Now I am prepared for a tough fight against Averlant. I was ringside when he won the EU title against Artur Hein last year. He impressed me, he is a good boxer and comes forward all the time. I will be prepared for him and defend my title.”

In the main event of the night, Arthur Abraham (33-3, 27 KOs) will take on Piotr Wilczewski (30-2, 10 KOs)..

DeGale-Sanavia European Super-Middleweight Title Clash added to Nordic Fight Night in Frederikshavn on April 21

European Super-Middleweight Champion James DeGale (11-1, 8 KOs) will make his mandatory defence against Cristian Sanavia (45-5-1, 13 KOs) at the Nordic Fight Night in Frederikshavn on April 21. The fight will be co-promoted by Team Sauerland and Italian promoters Round Zero. “DeGale versus Sanavia will be an exciting battle for the European crown,” promoter Nisse Sauerland said. “This is a great addition to the Nordic Fight Night. We are delighted to bring the very best of European boxing to Frederikshavn.”

DeGale, who won the gold medal for Great Britain at the 2008 Olympics, will make a first defence of the title he clinched with a majority decision against Piotr Wilczewski in Liverpool last October. Sanavia, a former WBC Super-Middleweight Champion, is convinced that the experience of 51 fights will lift him to victory. “DeGale had a great amateur
career but he has never been inside the ring with somebody as experienced as me,” he stated. “This is my last chance to get back to where I belong, which is the very top of the super-middleweight division. I will win on April 21.”

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Article posted on 20.03.2012

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