Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 8/29/14
In boxing terms the year for Team Sauerland ends with Arthur Abraham's title defense against Mehdi Bouadla on December 15.  However, the planning for 2013 has already begun and it will start off with a bang. The legendary Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany will host the all-German affair between current European Champion Eduard Gutknecht (24-1, 9 KOs) and his compatriot and stablemate Juergen Braehmer (38-2, 30 KOs) on February 2, with the winner in line for a world title shot. Gutknecht clinched the EBU Title back in May of 2011 by a TKO victory in round eight over Britain's Danny McIntosh. Since then, he successfully defended the championship against Lorenzo DiGiacomo, Vyacheslav Uzelkov and Tony Averlant. The big four governing bodies of boxing all rank the prodigy of coach Ulli Wegner in their top ten. “It is going to be a great fight,” said 30-year-old Gutknecht. “I am highly motivated for this bout. First of all, it is an all-German affair. Added to that, the winner will...
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