News: Jumah; Hernandez vs. Alekseev; Otto Wallin
Deion Jumah (2-0, 1 KO) will return to the ring on October 19 during Team Sauerland´s Nordic Fight Night in Kolding, Denmark. At the TRE-FOR Arena, the 24-year-old, a former two-time ABA Champion, will take on Jiri Svacina (12-10, 1 KO) from the Czech Republic. “It´s nice to fight someone with a winning record,” Jumah said. “That´s a big step up for me and I am excited about it. On top of that, it will be my first six-rounder, so I am really looking forward to it.”
Jumah has joined forced with Adam Booth, who will be in his corner in Kolding. "Deion's work ethic is incredible,” Booth said. “If he keeps his mind totally focused, he definitely has a champion´s potential!"
Jumah is thrilled to be working with a renowned coach like Booth. “The work with Adam has been interesting to say the least,” he stated. “It has been an intense learning experience and I am learning new things every day.”
The cruiserweight prospect was originally slated to fight on the Haye-Fury undercard which was eventually cancelled. “The advantage of being with Team Sauerland is that they have shows all around Europe, so they could quickly get the fight on,” Jumah said.
“I had to slow down my training a little bit. I had been training for the Haye-Fury card for twelve weeks, so I took a few days off. I´ve trained hard this week, will ease off next week and then I´ll be ready to go.
“I always look for the stoppage in my fights. When there is an opening, I will go for it and my opponent will go down.”
Said promoter Nisse Sauerland: “Deion is an exciting prospect. He´s fighting an experienced opponent with a winning record, but we fully believe in his potential and hope for an impressive performance on October 19.”
does. I just have to box and force him to adapt to my style.”
Tickets for the Nordic Fight Night on October 19 are available at www.billetten.dk . They can also be purchased directly at TRE-FOR Arena by phone (76 32 60 00) and email ( [email protected] ).
The wait is over. After having won the rights to stage Yoan Pablo Hernandez' (27-1, 13 KOs) mandatory against Alexander Alekseev (24-2-1, 20 KOs), Team Sauerland is proud to announce that the IBF Cruiserweight World Championship is going to take place on November 23 at the brose Arena in Bamberg, Germany.
"This is going to be an instant classic," promises Ulli Wegner, head coach of Hernandez. "It will be a clash between two world-class technicians."
Hernandez is glad to defend the title he won versus American Steve Cunningham back in 2011 for a third time. "Finally I have my next title defense scheduled. I already wanted to fight this February but while being in training camp for this bout, I broke my left hand in sparring," said the 28-year-old champion, who is also recognized as the Cruiserweight World Champion by "The Ring Magazine". "After such a long break I see some hard work coming up against Alekseev. But as a world champion you have to fight what is set in front of you. He earned his mandatory spot so I am happy to face him on November 23."
Alekseev himself is highly motivated to dethrone the defending IBF-titlist. "This will be the most important fight of my career to date," assures the 32-year-old challenger. "Everything works the way it should be in training and I promise that I will take this chance and beat Hernandez!"
Wallin to make Germany debut on October 26***
Rising Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin (2-0, 2 KOs) will make his first fight in Germany on October 26 on Team Sauerland´s big card in Oldenburg. The show features some of the biggest names in German boxing, including Arthur Abraham, who will fight Giovanni de Carolis for the WBO Intercontinental Super-Middleweight Title, and Jack Culcay, who takes on Guido Nicolas Pitto for the WBA Intercontinental Light Middleweight Title. Wallin will battle it out with Gabor Farkas (6-28, 3 KOs). He is eager to impress the crowd. “This is great opportunity to showcase my skills in Germany,” Wallin said. “I really want to show them my potential and get a spectacular win.”
Said promoter Nisse Sauerland: “The German boxing fans love heavyweights and we really want to give them a first-hand look at Otto, who like all of our Swedish fighters has the potential to be something special. We have regular shows in Denmark, Germany and all over Europe and we will continue to give our Nordic Fight Night line-up regular bouts to move them up the rankings as fast as possible.”
Erik Skoglund, Oscar Ahlin, Anthony Yigit and Klara Svensson will be in action one week before (October 19) at the Nordic Fight Night in Kolding. “There are busy times ahead for our Swedes,” Sauerland added.