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Adrian Granat Faces Alexander Dimitrenko, Wants Helenius

By Per Ake Persson

IBF Int´l heavyweight champion Adrian Granat (14-0) defends the title against Alexander Dimitrenko (38-3) at the Baltic Hall in Malmoe on March 18 in a fight that headlines EC Boxing´s first show in Sweden. The fight will need approval from the Martial Arts Delegation.

Granat knocked out Franz Rill in impressive fashion in October while it must be said that the once touted Hamburg-based Dimitrenko has failed to impress in his last fight where he was stopped by Joseph Parker in New Zealand.

Granat: - "It's been my dream for so long to fight in my hometown Malmö. Bogdan Dinu pulled out from the fight but I think Dimitrenko is way better than Dinu is. Dimitrenko has a lot of experience, but of course my goal is to win by way of knock-out."

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Promotor Erol Ceylan - "We are really looking forward to this event and this fight in Sweden. Personally, I feel that Granat is ready for a title shot at WBC, IBF, WBO or WBA already now. But after another 2-4 fights he will not only be ready for the fight, he will then even be the favorite to win."

Granat is the highest ranked heavyweight boxer from the Nordics, a couple of steps higher than the Finnish legend Robert Helenius (Boxrec;28th, WBC;29th, IBO;31st).

Last week, Team Helenius announced in the Finnish media, that they could imagine a Viking fight between the two dominant heavyweight boxers from the Nordics and at the same time declared that Granat would not win such a fight."

Granat:
"Already earlier I have clearly stated that I am willing to travel to Helsingfors to beat Helenius in his backyard anytime. I want to make it clear to everybody that there is only one true Viking in the Nordics in the heavyweight division - me. Helenius has had a great career, but now the time has come for a new generation boxer with more power to take over the ring. As my goal is to fight for at least the EBU-title later this year, I really hope Helenius can keep up with my speed on the ranking lists so that we would face each other in that EBU-title fight and make it the true Viking fight of the century. This is the fight many people in the Nordics would love to watch"

At the event in Malmö, local boxers Sven Fornling and Simon Henriksson will also fight. Other boxers on the undercard are Karo Murat and Igor Mikhalkin for example.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Klitschko2017 on 01-11-2017

Dimitrenko is one of the worst heavyweights of the last decade Grant destroys him

Comment by BigZ44 on 01-11-2017

Nice. Granat might be one of the best prospects in this division. Rill is a tough dude and he KO'd him, this should be another good test. I realize Dimitrenko hasn't had a meaningful win in a while, but he's…

Comment by joe strong on 01-11-2017

Dinu would of been better. 2 undefeated prospects hammering it out would of been interesting to watch. Dimitrenko is done. He is barely a C level guy anymore. I doubt he could beat guys like Nagy Aguilera or Fred Kassi.…

Comment by OctoberRed on 01-11-2017

Hopefully Dimitrenko dont quit

Comment by Canelo Phresh on 01-11-2017

The Body Dimitrenko

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