Deion Jumah (3-0, 1 KO) returns to action in Bamberg, Germany on November 23. He will make his fourth professional fight on the Team Sauerland bill headlined by IBF and Ring Magazine Cruiserweight World Champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (27-1, 13 KOs).
Jumah has had the opportunity to get up close and personal with Hernandez having spent a week in Berlin sparring with the hard-hitting Cuban in preparation for this fight.
‘’It is an honour to spar with a world champion,’’ said Jumah. ‘’Hernandez is one of the best cruiserweights out there. When you step into the ring with someone at his level it gives you clarity of where you are at and what you need to work on. It has been a great learning experience and a real confidence boost. I can honestly say it is the best spar I’ve had so far. I am looking forward to getting back into the ring and putting what I have learnt into practice.’’
Pinzon: Victory over Nielsen will put me close to world title shot
Jose Pinzon (24-5, 15 KOs) believes a victory over WBA & WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Champion Patrick Nielsen (20-0, 9 KOs) on November 16 will put him in line for a world title shot. The 26-year-old Mexican, who is nicknamed “Barretas”, travels to Denmark with big ambitions. “If you have the WBA and WBO Intercontinental belts, it means that you are close to a world title fight,” he stated. “And that is my goal. I have had two gruelling training sessions a day in Mérida, Yucatán (Mexico). I will jump into that ring to win and give the fans a good fight.”
Pinzon claims he is more than Nielsen can handle.
“I have the Mexican style. I go forward and throw many punches,” he stated.
“I have a very good mental and physical condition and good power.
“Nielsen is a good fighter but until this moment has not fought with a real good opponent.
Pinzon is unimpressed by the hostile crowd that awaits him at Musikteatret Albertslund.
“This is not the first time that am fighting outside my country,” he said. “I know that the fans will be with him. That means that he will try his best like me – and nothing else.”
Tickets for the Nordic Fight Night at Musikteatret Albertslund are available at www.billetnet.dk.