The World Boxing Super Series was going so well, too. The 168 pound tournament had gone without a hitch until this past Saturday, when George Groves badly injured his shoulder in his wide win over Chris Eubank Junior in their semifinal clash; meaning Groves’ slot in the final, scheduled for June 2, might be in jeopardy.
Juergen Braehmer (49-3, 35 KOs) proved that he still has a lot left in the tank on Friday night in handing Rob “Bravo” Brant (22-1, 15 KOs) his first loss of his career in beating him by a 12 round unanimous decision in the quarterfinals of the World Boxing Super Series tournament at the Sport-und- Kongresshalle in Schwerin, Germany.
The World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) tournament quarter-finals round concludes today when former two-time world light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer (48-3, 35 KOs) meets undefeated American challenger Rob “Bravo” Brant 22-0, 15 KOs), airing exclusively in Canada on Super Channel, live from Kongresshalle in Schwerin, Germany.
The “Braehmer vs. Brant” card, starting at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT,caps a sensational live quarterfinals coverage of the WBSS tournament for Canadian boxing fans, exclusively on Canada’s boxing destination network, Super Channel, which acquired the rights in Canada to broadcast the World Boxing Super Series from MP & Silva, a leading international media company that provides media rights, digital, technology and sponsorship services.
Clash of the ages: Braehmer and Brant head-to-head in Schwerin
Rob Brant (22-0, 15 KOs) and Juergen Braehmer (48-3, 35 KOs) went head-to-head before their Ali Trophy quarter-final clash on October 27 in Schwerin, Germany.
“Juergen has done it all, seen it all, but he hasn’t fought me,” said 27-year-old Brant. “I am very confident that I will win on Friday. I have to be sharp mentally, but I feel in better shape than ever in every way. I know it’s a cliché to say that, but on Friday the crowd and the world will see what I am talking about.”
Rob Brant (22-0, 15 KOs) is confident he will beat Juergen Braehmer (48-3, 35 KOs) in their Ali Trophy quarter-final clash on October 27 in Schwerin, Germany. In fact Brant is confident he will win the whole tournament.
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27-year-old Brant was born and raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota, but is now living and fighting out of Dallas, Texas. In this interview he take us back to where it all started and reveals his ambition to win the super middleweight division of the World Boxing Super Series.
Using a high volume punch attack, former WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (30-3, 16 KOs) defeated WBA light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer (48-3, 35 KOs) after the fight was stopped before the start of the 7th round due to Braehmer suffering an elbow injury tonight at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany.
Juergen Braehmer (48-2, 35 KOs) and Nathan Cleverly (29-3, 15 KOs) both made weight today ahead of their WBA World Light Heavyweight title contest tomorrow night at the Jahnsportforum in in Neubrandenburg, Germany, as did the undercard fighters.
WBA World Light Heavyweight Championship:
Juergen Braehmer: 78.5 kg
Nathan Cleverly: 79.2 kg
FloSports today announced it has agreed to terms with MP & Silva, an international sports marketing agency, for the live media rights in the United States to the WBA Light Heavyweight title fight Oct. 1 between Juergen Braehmer (48-2) and Nathan Cleverly (29-3). The fight in Hamburg, Germany, will begin at 12:45 p.m. ET between Braehmer, the current title holder, and the former champion Cleverly. The event will stream on FloBoxing.tv.
“We are thrilled to cover this marquee matchup with so much at stake,” FloSports co-founder and CEO Martin Floreani said. “FloBoxing is committed to featuring the best boxing content in the world, and title fights like these help us achieve that goal and grow the sport.”
Juergen Braehmer (48-2, 35 KOs) and Nathan Cleverly (29-3, 15 KOs) came face-to-face today at a press conference in Hamburg ahead of their WBA World Light Heavyweight title fight on October 1 at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany.
The fighters appeared in a confident mood as they discussed their upcoming World title tussle, and having twice come close to sharing a ring, both Champion and Challenger are eager to prove who is the better man.
Fighting a needless rematch, WBA (regular) light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer (48-2, 35 KOs) once again beat Eduard Gutknecht (29-4-1, 12 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision tonight in their rematch at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany. Just like their first fight three years ago, Braehmer was much too good for the slower, weaker and less skilled 33-year-old Gutknecht.