This Saturday (Oct. 19th) in Leipzig, Germany, Manuel Charr tries to add another WBC belt to his collection when the “Diamond Boy” collides with Russian powerhouse Denis Bakhtov in a clash for Charr’s WBC Silver international, WBC Baltic and WBC Mediterranean plus the vacant WBC CISBB championship.
“It is my goal to win all WBC titles so Vitali Klitschko will have no other chance but to give me my rematch”, says Charr. “When I hold all the regional belts I will finally make my dream come true and take that big gold and green belt from Vitali.”
To achieve this ambitious goal, Charr has to beat Bakhtov first who has a history of destroying dreams of up and coming German heavyweight.
In 2009 and 2010 the hard hitting Russian stopped Steffen Kretschmann who at that time was seen by many as “German hope” in the heavyweight division. The second fight between Kretschmann and Bakhtov was broadcasted live on Sat.1 – the same network which will air Charr vs. Bakhtov this Saturday.
“I know that I am the underdog on Saturday. But many thought I was the underdog against Kretschmann, too”, says Bakhtov. “I don’t mind what the people think. It is my job to fight and knock out my opponents. And that’s what I will do Saturday night in Leipzig. I’m sorry for Manuel Charr. But his way stops right here.”
Charr vs. Bakhtov will be broadcasted live on Sat.1 starting at 22.00h / 10pm Central European time.