Liebenberg vs Koelling II: February rematch in South Africa

Ryno Liebenberg - After their memorable battle in Germany in October, light-heavyweight contenders Ryno Liebenberg and Enrico Koelling will engage in a much-awaited rematch at South Africa’s Emperors Palace Casino on February 4.

After their memorable battle in Germany in October, light-heavyweight contenders Ryno Liebenberg and Enrico Koelling will engage in a much-awaited rematch at South Africa’s Emperors Palace Casino on February 4.

Confirming the news on Thursday, Golden Gloves boss Rodney Berman and Kalle Sauerland of Team Sauerland said that agreed terms included Koelling travelling to Liebenberg’s back yard to prove the first result was no fluke.

Koelling (22-1, 6 KOs) won a split decision that infuriated the South Africans’ camp, who vowed revenge in the event of a rematch.

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Skoglund and Lauren win title fights in Stockholm

Ryno Liebenberg - Erik Skoglund continued his unbeaten streak with a heroic performance against Ryno Liebenberg to claim the IBO International Light Heavyweight title last night at the Hovet in Stockholm.

Erik Skoglund continued his unbeaten streak with a heroic performance against Ryno Liebenberg to claim the IBO International Light Heavyweight title last night at the Hovet in Stockholm.

Liebenberg had said he would drag Skoglund into a ‘dog fight’ and that is exactly what happened after Skoglund received a nasty gash above his right eye following a clash of heads in the sixth-round.

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Liebenberg battles Skoglund on 4/23

Ryno Liebenberg (17-2, 12 KOs) has arrived in Sweden today ready for his fight with Erik Skoglund (24-0, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Hovet in Stockholm.

The South African fighter has wasted no time making his feelings known. ‘’I think Skoglund is overrated,’’ he says. ‘’He has never fought anyone good. He has a record of 24-0 and a top-ten World ranking that he doesn’t deserve. I thought Swedes were tough Vikings, but clearly I’m wrong. I’m looking forward to showing Sweden what a real fighter is!

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