Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Braehmer Faces Stefano Abatangelo In August Homecoming

By Jake Donovan

Juergen Braehmer bides his time for an eventual title shot with a rare homecoming, fighting at home for just the third time in his career when he faces Italy's Stefano Abatangelo on August 24 in Schwerin, Germany. 

The bout marks the first promotional venture into the Northeastern Germany city for Sauerland Event, with whom Braehmer signed earlier this year. The showdown with Abatangelo is his third under the Sauerland banner, and his first trip home in more than a year.

“It was a good decision to move to Team Sauerland," acknowledges Braehmer (40-2, 31KO), who has won nine straight dating back to 2009. "After signing with them I became the European Champion in February, and then I defended my title against Tony Averlant back in April."

Abatangelo (17-2-1, 6KO) fights outside of his native Italy for the first time in his career, but brings to Germany a 12-fight unbeaten streak.

“He will do everything he can to take the EBU Title back home to Italy," notes Hagen Doering, Director of Sports for Sauerland Event.

At risk for Braehmer is a mandatory title shot against Cleverly, which is expected to come later this year. The light heavyweight contender views the August fight as a necessary risk, means to stay active against quality opposition rather than grow stale on the sidelines waiting for an eventual title fight to materliaze.

"The second fight in Hamburg (versus Averlant) proved that I have developed over the past few months and I think I haven’t reached my peak yet, so there is still more to come," Braehmer suggests. "The fight against Abatangelo should give me even more confidence ahead of the world championship fight.”

Braehmer's last defeat came at the championship level, dropping a competitive 12-round decision to then titlist Hugo Gary in Nov. '09. Nine straight wins have followed, including two in his hometown of Schwerin. 

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board, Yahoo Boxing Ratings Panel and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by giacomino on 06-13-2013

[QUOTE=jreckoning;13469031]Boy Braehmer sure fights the best with Sauerland. LOL.[/QUOTE] Same as before he signed with Sauerland. He really belongs to the Cleverly, Shumenov, Erdei school of fighters. Only the best opponents will do.

Comment by jreckoning on 06-13-2013

Boy Braehmer sure fights the best with Sauerland. LOL.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Terence Crawford Crushes Julius Indongo in Three To Unify Crawford vs. Indongo - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Oleksandr Gvozdyk Blasts Out Craig Baker Shakur Stevenson Drops Paz, Wins Easy Decision, Moves to 3-0 Mike Reed Dominates Rob Frankel For Decision Win Mike Alvarado With a Wicked Knockout of Sidney Siqueira Crawford-Indongo Results: Jennings, Whyte Get TKO Wins Indongo: I Studied Crawford For Years, Most Dangerous on Inside Crawford vs. Indongo - CompuBox Historical Review Indongo's Manager Explains Weigh-In Scuffle With Team Crawford Maurice Hooker Aims To Inch Closer To World Title Shot Ruslan Fayfer Beats Junior Wright for IBF #2 Cruiserweight Spot Crawford Hopes To Fight in Football Stadium in Near Future Indongo: I Know I Can Knock Terence Crawford Out if I Have To Terence Crawford-Julius Indongo: Pre-Undisputed Report Card Crawford Credits Indongo for Fighting in Opponents' Backyards Ricky Burns: Indongo's Height & Reach Made Him a Nightmare Freddie Roach Has Mixed Feelings on McGregor-Malignaggi Crawford: Winning all The Belts, Topping Kostya Tszyu is The Goal! Daily Bread Mailbag: Mayweather-McGregor, Mosley, Ward Shakur Stevenson: Me, Crawford Are Going To Put on a Show Crawford-Indongo Offers a Rare and Intriguing Unification Treat Mayweather-McGregor Odds Shift After 8-Ounce Glove Ruling Malignaggi Explains Why Conor McGregor May Get Disqualified Billy Joe Saunders: Tyson Fury Will 100% Return To Boxing Alberto Machado Drops, Decisions Carlos Morales Why The Glove Size Means Absolutely Nothing For McGregor Against Mayweather Video: Bob Arum on Pacquiao-Horn 2, Crawford-Indongo Video: Crawford's Trainer Talks Mikey Garcia, Indongo Clash Mayweather-McGregor: Money Fight Pop-Up Shops Information Mosley: Mayweather Sr. vs. McGregor is 50-50 Fight - I Pick Sr. Photos: Luis Nery Embraced in Mexico as Hero After Title Win Mayweather: Conor McGregor, as a "Fighter" - is Undefeated! Photos: Maurice Hooker vs. Courtney Jackson - Official Weights Photos: Jennings, Alvarado, Stevenson, Reed Ready To Fight Video: Crawford vs. Indongo - Weigh-In Gets Very Tense Mayweather-McGregor - Weigh-In Ticket Information Photos: Crawford, Indongo - Ready For Unification War Manny Robles, Everton Lopes Return on LA Fight Club, 9/1 Crawford, Indongo Intensely Go Head-to-Head at Weigh-In
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement