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 Last update:  3/22/2013       Read more by Per Ake Persson         
   
Edmund Gerber Has A lot To Prove in Oloukun Battle
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By Per Ake Persson

The undercard to Arthur Abraham vs. Robert Stieglitz on Saturday night at the Getec (formerly known as the Boerdeland Halle) Arena in Magdeburg features a few interesting fights and one of them is the heavyweight clash between Edmund Gerber, 22-1, and Gbenga Oloukun, formerly known as Bang Bang Gbenga and promoted by Spotlight Boxing, 18-8.
 
Gerber lost to Michael Sprott, who fight Robert Helenius on this show, last time out and has a lot to prove. A second loss almost certainly means he´s out of the Sauerland team. Oloukun comes in instead of Werner Kreiskott and has fallen victim to a number of strange decisions in the last few years. Last time out he had Erkan Teper down twice but no count was given and he lost a decision and he got blatantly robbed in a unlicensed tourmanent fight in Cyprus in 2010. It must also be said that Gbenga got a lucky break in 2006 when Latvian journeyman Mendaugas Kulikauskas had Gbenga down and out from a legitimate bodyshot - only to have it ruled low and Oloukun got a timeout, recovered and cruised to a points win. Such is boxing and come Saturday we will see a genuine crossroads fight.

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he will be off the sauerland team very soon...
comment by joe strong, on 03-22-2013
he has some pop in his punches but little else. sprott is a solid journeyman but to be considered in the mix you got to beat him. the writer is accurate when saying a loss to oloukun would end his run with team sauerland. can he rebound & show the sprott loss was an off night or is he another kre...

comment by Slowhand, on 03-22-2013
Gerber is c level and will look even worse when Helenius knocks Sprott cold. Oloukun (if he´s in shape) can give Gerber a really hard time, but it´s a Sauerland event so a KO may be needed to win.

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