On Saturday December 7 at the Speedfit Sporthalle in Vienna, Austria, local promotional outfit Box-Team Vienna is staging a massive card featuring no less than four World Boxing Federation (WBF) title fights involving local fighters against tough foreign opposition.
Topping the bill, WBF Intercontinental Middleweight Champion Gogi “Lionheart” Knezevic, 25-4-1 (12), is set to defend his title against Georgian challenger Robinson Omsarashvili, 13-5-3 (7).
34-year-old Knezevic won the title last May defeating former European title-challenger Jozsef Matolcsi from Hungary, and the Omsarashvili-encounter will be his first defense. A victory could be a step closer to a shot at the vacant WBF World title.
Undefeated WBF Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Champion Timy Shala, 17-0 (7), will also be making his first title-defense, as he squares off with tough German Mounir Toumi, 15-11 (5), who is coming off five straight victories, the latest over former EU Champion Tony Averlant in France.
Nicknamed “The Bomber”, Shala captured the WBF title with a majority decision over Tomasz Adamek from the Czech Republic in May, and has since stayed busy with a stoppage over Romanian Vasile Dragomir in his birth-country Kosovo this past October.
Austria-based Hungarian puncher Laszlo Toth, 16-0-1 (13), will be in with his stiffest test to date, as he faces the very experienced Giorgi Ungiadze, 23-16 (10), from Georgia for the vacant WBF International Welterweight crown.
This will be 25-year-old Toth’s first title fight in the pro ranks, while Ungiadze (29) has fought for championships seven times since turning professional in 2005, faced some very established names, and is the reigning Georgian national champion.
In the fourth WBF title fight of the evening, and a battle of former world title-challengers, Eva Voraberger, 16-3 (8), fights Fleis Djendji, 16-20-1 (10), from Serbia for the vacant Womens Intercontinental Flyweight championship.
In her latest outing, Voraberger came up short when she fought Raja Amasheh for the WBF world title at Super Flyweight, losing a competitive fight by unanimous decision in September of this year. A victory over Djendji could put her in line for a second crack at world honors.