By Cihat Gemici
Croatian heavyweight Agron Smakici (10-0) is scheduled to fight against Oleksy Mazikin (14-12-2) on December 22nd.
Smakici, who is half Kosovan and half Croatian, started his fighting career with MMA and Kickboxing. Many believe that he resembles heavyweight great Wladimir Klitchko and that aspect has made him popular on the streets in Germany. But he think his style is totally different from Ukrainian Legend.
“As a boxing style, I am different from him. I use more combinations. We can say that I am little more of an American style fighter. However if you are fighting you need everything. It would be hard to reach success by doing only one thing that is good. My style attractive for the fans. I can knock out someone in the first or second round. You are going to have fun if you come to watch me.”
After the upcoming bout, Smakici is targeting a showdown with veteran Alexander Dimitrenko who recently knocked out Adrian Granat to hand him his first defeat.
Dimitrenko would be good step up in class for Smakici. He thinks Dimitrenko is a big name and this bout would be pleasant match.
Smakici also revealed his opinion about rising heavyweight Daniel Dubois of the UK.
“I ve watched Daniel. He is big boy but he haven’t fought with anybody yet. I don’t think he has any chance against me.”
Former European and German heavyweight champion Jurgen Blin is coach of Smakici. Blin is known for his fight with heavyweight legend Muhammad Ali.
IN OTHER NEWS: Turkish heavyweight prospects Umut Camkiran and Ali Eren Demirezen are scheduled to fight on December 23th in Turkey.
Istanbul will be hosted a professional boxing night on December 23th. RMO Boxing and Birol Topuz will promote the 10-fight card titled “?stanbul Boxing Night 2” with undefeated Umut Camkiran (8-0) in the main event.
Camkiran will face with experienced Bosnian Goran Delic (31-2). RMO is doing fantastic job in Turkey. This card is going to be the second professional fight night in ?stanbul for RMO. Firat Arslan and Fatih Keles (Both WBO European Champion) had fought at the previous RMO Boxing Night.
This is the second organization to be held by the same promoter in Turkey.
Apart from Camkiran, EC Boxing heavyweight prospect Ali Eren Demirezen (6-0) will fight at the same card. Demirezen fought in Rio Olympics and he is known with his sensational KO over Tony Yoka. Ali Eren Demirezen is 4 time Turkish Champion and he is known for his close fights against Joe Joyce and Cammarelle. He is going to face with Michael Sprott (42-27).
Sprott is a known UK veteran with fights against Anthony Joshua, Kubrat Pulev and Danny Williams fights. Super Featherweight Yavuz Erturk (24-1) is another fighter who is going to fight on the card. Erturk won the PABA Super Featherweight title against Movsesian and has been ranked 8th in the WBA for a while. European and World Amateur Champion Gulsum Tatar will be in the ring for his second pro fight on the same boxing night. Turkish Seyda Keser will also make his pro debut.