Juergen Braehmer (48-3, 35 KOs) and Robert Brant (22-0, 15 KOs) meet in the ring on Friday October 27 when the World Boxing Super Series’ super middleweight division and the quest for the Ali Trophy illuminate the Kongresshalle in Schwerin, Germany.
“I am very glad the World Boxing Super Series can announce a date and venue for my quarter-final against Rob Brant,” said 38 year-old Braehmer.
The former WBA and WBO Light Heavyweight Champion is looking forward to fighting in his habitat in Germany.
“I am very excited that this bout is going to take place in my hometown of Schwerin. In short: I cannot wait to start my journey to win the Ali Trophy!”
Brant from Minnesota, however, is looking forward to passing through historic Schwerin, famous for its beautiful Old Town and romantic Schwerin Palace, on his promising career path.
“Braehmer is a well accomplished and proven boxer worldwide with star power in his home country,” said 26 year-old Brant. “I have no problem going to his backyard for a fight; he is a seeded athlete in the tournament.”
“I feel this is a pure crossroads fight containing a proven well-known fighter toward the end of his career against a hot prospect looking to make his name in the sport. I feel confident in winning this fight as does everyone in my training circle. After researching Schwerin I am excited to compete in such a beautiful and historic city!”
The winner of Juergen Braehmer vs. Robert Brant will face the winner of Callum Smith vs. Erik Skoglund.
Tickets go on sale on Monday via Eventim.de.
Flodin faces Hryshkavets in second professional test
Swedish middleweight Oliver Flodin (1-0) will face Pavel Hryshkavets (3-2, 2 KOs) in his second professional test on October 27 in Schwerin, Germany.
The 21 year-old started his paid career in style with a unanimous points victory over Hungary’s Richard Hegyi on September 30 at the Solnahallen in Stockholm.
The former amateur star will be hoping to improve to 2-0 when he fights on the undercard of the World Boxing Super Series quarter-final contest between Juergen Braehmer and Rob Brant at Schwerin’s Sport and Congress Center.
“I felt very please with my professional debut,’’ said the boxer from Jonkoping. “I had a good feeling in the ring and the plan we set before the fight worked out really well. The atmosphere in the Solnahallen was really good too.
“I’m looking forward to fighting in Germany on a World Boxing Super Series show. My training has been good and I’m in great shape. It’s going to be an amazing experience and I want to give the audience an exciting show.”
Said promoter Nisse Sauerland: “This is a great opportunity for Oliver to showcase his skills on the big stage. He impressed on his professional debut and we’re expecting an even better performance on October 27 in Schwerin.”
Khattab aims to get career back on track against Mittag
Danish middleweight Abdul Khattab (15-2, 4 KOs) is aiming to get his career back on track when he takes on Ronny Mittag (30-2-1, 15 KOs) on the undercard of the World Boxing Super Series quarter-final between Juergen Braehmer and Rob Brant on October 27 at the Sport and Congress Center in Schwerin, Germany.
The Copenhagen boxer returns to the ring following a shock knockout defeat to Arman Torosyan on January 21 in Struer. Khattab, the protégé of Danish boxing icon Mikkel Kessler, says he has learnt from this loss and is ready to record a career best win against the tough IBF Intercontinental Champion Mittag.
“I was a little down after my defeat to Arman Torosyan,” admits Khattab. “I was ahead of points, he was running out of steam, and then he hit me. That was a terrible defeat, but you have to learn from your defeats and I have learned a lot from that fight. I am looking forward to showing that I have improved and that I have in no way given up on achieving great things in boxing.”
“I have been training hard to improve my defense and many other details and aspects of my boxing. I feel very confident that I beat Ronny Mittag. I will win this fight in a fashion that people will know that I am back on track.”
Also on the undercard, Micki Nielsen (23-1, 14 KOs) meets Ukraine’s Taras Oleksiyenko (8-3, 7 KOs) in an eight-round cruiserweight contest. Having been inspired by the World Boxing Super Series 200lbs tournament, the 24 year-old from Albertslund says he is eager to prove his potential on the big stage.
“It is going to be good getting in the ring again,” said Nielsen. “It’s a fight I expect to win and I hope for bigger fights next time, but first things first. I’m young and I have lots of ambition, and I want to show the crowd in Schwerin that I’m not far away from the best in the world.
“It is inspiring to see the cruiserweight tournament in the World Boxing Super Series. It is the best against the best and the level is incredibly high. But it’s not like I think it’s impossible to be a part of such a tournament one day. I will continue to work hard and then I’ll be part of the big fights in the future.”
Tickets for the World Boxing Super Series quarter-final contest between Juergen Braehmer and Rob Brant are available online via www.eventim.de.