Denis Boytsov (33-0, 26 KOs) will finally lace up the gloves for Team Sauerland. On November 23, the powerful heavyweight will premiere for his new team against WBO Asia Pacific Champion Alex Leapai (29-4-3, 24 KOs) at the brose Arena in Bamberg, Germany.
Boytsov (27), currently ranked the number one contender by the WBO, has a good shot to meet the WBA and WBO Super Champion and IBF World Titleholder Wladimir Klitschko in the not too distant future if he gets past world-rated Leapai. However, coach Karsten Roewer hints that a bout against the 34-year-old from Australia will be no walk in the park for his prodigy. "You just have to take a look at his record and know that it's going to be a dangerous affair for Denis," said Roewer. "Leapai might not be the best boxer skill wise. Still, he is explosive and packs a punch. We have to be wary of those facts until the last bell to beat him."
Boytsov takes his next opponent serious. "At the moment I don't think about the fact that a win over Leapai will lead to a world title shot. It is all about my next fight. I need to be victorious in Bamberg. Afterwards, I can take it from there," said the heavyweight, who now resides in Berlin.
The main event in Bamberg will see IBF and RING Cruiserweight Champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez defending his titles against mandatory challenger Alexander Alekseev. Tickets for the big fight night at the brose Arena in Bamberg can be purchased at www.eventim.de and www.boxen.com.
After her successful Team Sauerland debut in Kolding, Klara Svensson will return to the ring at the Nordic Fight Night in Albertslund on November 16. The Swedish Princess (11-0, 4 KOs) will take on veteran Bulgarian fighter Borislava Goranova (6-36-1), who has been in the ring with champions like Cecilia Braekhus and Anne-Sophie Mathis. Never before has Svensson fought closer to her home city of Malmφ.
That is great, I really look forward to it, she said. I almost felt at home in Kolding because I could hear my fans shouting in Swedish. But this will be even better. The atmosphere will be fantastic! All my friends and fans from Malmφ will cross the bridge to support me. Together with Patrick and Micki Nielsen΄s fans from Albertslund, they will create a lot of noise.Tags: Denis Boytsov , Klara Svensson
Svensson was satisfied, yet not thrilled with her points victory over Milena Koleva on October 19. I was happy to get back into the ring, it had been a while since my last fight, she stated. I know I can do much better, though, I had a tough opponent who threw shots from very unorthodox angles. But it was a good start and I am glad to fight again so soon. Things are going very well with my new coach Joey Gamache, we have a good chemistry and I felt very comfortable with him in the ring.
Said promoter Nisse Sauerland: It΄s good for Klara to be back in the ring quickly so that she and Joey can get used to each other. They are quite a dynamic duo who can go a long way in 2014.
Tickets for the Nordic Fight Night at Musikteatret Albertslund are available at billetnet.dk.