“Peace Fighter” Hamid Rahimi as co-feature
On April 12th, 2014, two former foes of WBC heavyweight champion “in recess” Vitali Klitschko square off at the Telekom Dome in Bonn, Germany, when local hero and WBC #6 rated Manuel Charr faces Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson on a show promoted by Charr’s “Diamond Boy Promotion”. Johnson went the distance with the elder Klitschko brother losing a lopsided decision in December 2009 and has lost three of his last four against Tyson Fury, Christian Hammer and Dereck Chisora. Manuel Charr was stopped by a cut when he challenged Vitali in September 2012 but successfully recovered from his sole career loss winning four in a row and collecting a couple of WBC regional titles.
In the co-feature “Peacefighter” Hamid Rahimi will step into the ring against an opponent to be announced. The 30 year old middleweight contender from Afghanistan made worldwide news in 2012 when he organized the first ever professional boxing fight in his hometown Kabul labelled as “Fight for Peace”. Rahimi stopped Said Mbelwa in the seventh round to claim the WBO intercontinental middleweight championship. He was originally scheduled to face Billy Joe Saunders in a WBO eliminator in April but Saunders suffered an injury so the fight had to be postponed. Now Rahimi will fight in Bonn instead to get ready for his elimination bout in England later this year.
Besides the action in the ring the show on April 12th in Bonn will feature some international music acts lead by German rap superstar Prince Kay One who is co-promoting Charr and will perform live at the “Diamond Boy’s” walk-in to the arena. In addition to that former Monrose lead singer Bahar, rockstar Percial Duke and 80s-pop-icon Fancy will showcase their talent at the Telekom Dome.
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