CKP heavyweight Levin wins by KO in Germany

13.12.03 - Swedish heavyweight Attila “The Hun” Levin, who’s promoted by Cedric Kushner Promotions, won his 15th straight fight, knocking out former South American champion Pedro Daniel Branco of Argentina in the third round of a bout in Nuremberg, Germany. Levin, who knocked down Branco in the first round, ended it with a straight right to the head at 1:27 of the third.

The 27-year-old Levin now has a record of 29-1 with 23 knockouts and has won 12 of those 15 straight by knockout.

“I was too quick and too big for him,” said the 6-foot-4-inch, 245-pound Levin, who’s originally Stockholm, Sweden, but now lives in Miami Beach, Fla., where he’s co-trained by Angelo Dundee and Luis Lagerman.

“We were in the middle of an exchange, and I got there first and got the better of it,” said Levin of the knockout.

Levin’s first-round knockdown came in the opening minute from an overhand right to the head.

The 37-year-old Franco now has a record of 21-12 with 17 knockouts and is the former World Boxing Association Fedelatin and South American heavyweight champion.

Levin has fought four times this year. Prior to this knockout Saturday over Branco, Levin won Oct. 4 in Zwickau, Germany, when he knocked out Kenny Craven in the second round; on a Cedric Kushner Promotions’ “Everlast Heavyweight Explosion” card May 24 in Reno, Nev., when he took a 10-round unanimous decision over Fernely Feliz; and on a show April 18 in Tampa, Fla., when he stopped Gary Winmon in the first round.

Levin will spend Christmas in Stockholm and then return to Florida before the start of the new year to resume training.

“I’m going to keep busy in 2004 and get ranked in the top 10,” said Levin.

Article posted on 13.12.2003

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