Edmund Gerber Has A lot To Prove in Oloukun Battle

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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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) 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…

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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