Light heavy twinbill in Leipzig
The kickoff press conference for the March 18 clash in Leipzig, Germany, tool place Monday at the Bayerischer Bahnhof restaurant. European light heavyweight champion Robert Stieglitz (50-5-1, 29 KOs) makes his first title defense against Nikola Sjekloća (32-4, 11 KOs) and WBO/WBA Inter-Continental light heavyweight beltholder Dominic Boesel (23-0, 8 KOs) faces undefeated Finn Sami “Boom Boom” Enbom (14-0, 7 KOs) on a card that will feature five title fights in all.
Robert Stieglitz: “This opponent is a very good man and has never been stopped. Naturally I won’t be giving up the title willingly.”
Nikola Sjekloca: “We’ve only been missing by a little bit, but we’ve made up for it and Stieglitz will feel it!”
Dominic Bösel: He’d better practice his “Boom Boom” in training camp and we’ll see in the ring how much “Boom Boom” is left.”
Sami Enbom: “We have a plan and with my “Boom Boom“ we’ll relieve him of his belt and bring it to Finland!”
In heavyweight action, Erkan Teper (16-1, 10 KOs) comes back against Mariuz “Viking” Wach (32-2, 17 KOs) for the IBF International title. Former world champion Yoan Pablo Hernández is the new Teper trainer.
Erkan Teper: “This is a good opportunity and a top opponent. When I beat him, all the doors are open to me….with new trainer Yoan Pablo Hernández, I’m back in the fast lane. He’s tough!”
Mariusz Wach: “This fight will be a reboot. With a win, I think I’ll climb in the rankings and may call for the world champion again. On the heavyweight scene there’s a lot of movement with many opportunities.”
Also, “Team Germany” welterweight Phillip Nsingi (6-0, 1 KO) faces Kasim Gashi (9-0, 4 KOs) and female featherweight Sandra Atanassow (5-0, 2 KOs) meets Gabriella Busa (4-7, 2 KOs) in a pair of German International title bouts.