There are just eight days to go until a new cruiserweight world champion will be crowned. At least, that is what trainer Fritz Sdunek believes. The 66-year-old has already coached twelve world champions and wants to make cruiserweight Alexander Alekseev (24-2-1, 20 KOs) number thirteen. “I think that the chances are pretty big. I am very optimistic as Alexander looked great over the whole period of sparring,” said Sdunek ahead of his prodigy’s mandatory title … Read Article
Eduard Gutknecht (25-2, 9 KOs) starts a new run towards a chance to fight for a world championship belt. Next up for the prodigy of Ulli Wegner is a semi eliminator, which was ordered by the IBF. On November 23, at the “brose Arena” in Bamberg the man who also tries to position himself for a final eliminator to the IBF Light Heavyweight World Championship, currently held by Bernard Hopkins, will be Dmitry Sukhotsky (20-2, … Read Article
FRANK MALONEY insists that Travis Dickinson never pulled out of a fight against Eduard Gutknecht – because the bout was never on! Sauerland Events claimed on Saturday that the North-East prospect had ducked out of facing the former European light-heavyweight champion in Berlin this coming Saturday.
But Maloney who handles Dickinson says: “The fight was never on.
“I had a call from another British promoter offering the fight because one of his boxer’s had turned … Read Article
Juergen Braehmer is the new European Light Heavyweight Champion. After twelve exciting rounds, the 34-year-old won an unanimous decision over previous titlist Eduard Gutknecht in Berlin on Saturday night.
“It was a very tough fight against Eddy. I did manage to take advantage of most of my strengths, but it was difficult for me to keep focus for the whole duration of the fight,” said the prodigy of coach Karsten Roewer after the championship bout … Read Article
By Jeff Sorby: EBU light heavyweight champion Eduard Gutknecht (24-2,9 KO’s) didn’t have the firepower to turn back 34-year-old former WBO light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer (39-2, 30 KO’s), who beat him by a 12 round unanimous decision in a competitive fight tonight in a WBO light heavyweight title eliminator bout.… Read Article
The Protagonists are on edge ahead of Saturday’s showdown. The all-German affair between Eduard Gutknecht (24-1, 9 KOs) and Juergen Braehmer (38-2, 30 KOs) for the European Light Heavyweight Championship is just days away and it seemed like the nerves were finally kicking in at today’s press conference. Promoter Kalle Sauerland got straight to the point: “We are excited about this duel. Unfortunately, there can only be one winner. Whoever is on top after the … Read Article
Tension is rising now that the all-German European Championship clash between Eduard Gutknecht (24-1, 9 KOs) and Juergen Braehmer (38-2, 30 KOs) is just days away. Before the first bell rings on Saturday night to start the bout, both combatants met on Tuesday for the obligatory public workout and proved that they are in great shape.
The first one to show off his set of skills was Juergen Braehmer. The 34-year-old was hitting the pads … Read Article
(Picture: Winfried Mausolf) Eduard Gutknecht (24-1, 9 KOs) is probably facing his toughest challenge to date. The European Light Heavyweight Champion is putting his title on the line in an all-German affair when he takes on former world champion Juergen Braehmer (38-2, 30 KOs) on February 2. But the current titlist is not just thinking about the EBU Belt. The winner will receive mandatory challenger status for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Championship. Just a … Read Article
(Photo Credit: Christian Barz) Two stablemates will meet inside the ring when Eduard Gutknecht (24-1, 9 KOs) puts his European Light Heavyweight Championship on the line against Juergen Braehmer (38-2, 30 Kos). And the excitement about the EBU Title fight is high, as the winner will get a crack at the WBO World Champion. Juergen Braehmer took some time out of his training schedule to answer some burning questions.
Juergen Braehmer, after almost ten months … Read Article
The wait for the highly anticipated European Light Heavyweight Championship is almost over. Current titlist Eduard Gutknecht (24-1, 9 KOs) takes on former world champion Juergen Braehmer (38-2, 30 KOs) at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany on February 2. The two camps are in their final preparations for the fight and as expected, both coaches believe that their own man has the edge over the opponent.
There is only one favourite when it comes to … Read Article