Richel Hersisia To Fight In Madrid, Spain

05.06.05 - Dutch and Benelux heavyweight champion Richel Hersisia finally climbs back into the ring this coming Thursday, June 9, in Madrid, Spain on the undercard of the European superbantamweight title challenge of local hero Miguel Mallon against reigning champion Esham Pickering..

The Den Haag puncher, 23-1 (18 KO’s) and a former WBF ‚world’ champion, was last seen in action when he impressively dismantled Sergey Dychkov in eight brutal rounds last November for the Benelux crown. “Since then we have received a few offers from different countries, but the numbers put forth really were an insult for Richel. He is ranked well, has an impressive record and a very attractive punchers style, so I was not going to let anyone treat him like a novice,” his German manager Olaf Schroeder explained Hersisia’s short hiatus.

The owner of Fight Production, which manages boxers from a good number of European countries, also stated that he was happy with the deal offered by Spanish promoter Enrique Soria of Tundra vs Barcelo: “We will sit down and put our brains together about Richel’s future, but Enrique is a professional down to the core and it’s always a pleasure to work with real boxing people.”

Indeed, an all-action heavyweight can be an attraction anyplace, especially in a country like Spain that hasn’t seen a good ‘big one’ in a long time. Furthermore, Hersisia is fluent in Spanish, has charisma – and a second christian name that seems just made for the Iberian market: Richel Pedro Hersisia!

Article posted on 05.06.2005

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