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Kentikian Headlines “Ran Boxen: Die Super Fight Night”




Three-Time Middleweight World Champion Felix Sturm presents the “Ran Boxen: Die Super Fight Night” boxing event on December 1st 2012 at the Castello in Dusseldorf, Germany.

 

Featuring on the card will be former female world Champion Susi Kentikian in a bid for another world title as she faces the experienced American Carina Moreno for the vacant WBA Flyweight Championship.

 

The co-feature will pitch former Heavyweight Champion Ruslan Chagaev in a grudge match on his way back to the top against Cuban prospect Mike Perez, unbeaten in 18 professional fights. The fight will be broadcast on SAT.1 after the Kentikian-Moreno bout. Chagaev-Perez is regarded by many as “too close to call”, with some experts even favoring Perez.

 

Two more bouts will be seen on the undercard: German Light Middleweight Champion Maurice Weber (31) will defend his title against the tough and durable Andreas Reimer (32) in a 10-round bout. Weber is regarded as the better pure boxer, while Reimer is known for his heavy two fisted attacks.

 

The card will also feature a K1 highlight between Jonny Keta (36) and Remo Arns (42). The pair faced off earlier this year with Arns scoring an upset second round knockout over Keta to capture the World Championship. Keta is now aiming for revenge

 

Susi Kentikian was discovered when she fought an exhibition bout during the Amateur World Championship Preliminaries. She signed a three-year professional contract in 2005 with Hamburg based Spotlight Boxing. Since the early days of her career, she is trained by the experienced coach Magomed Schaburow.

 

In October 2012, Kentikian made her move to Sturm Box-Promotion, the promotional company founded by former middleweight champion Felix Sturm.

 

She won her professional debut on January 15th 2005 and piled up eleven straight wins in the following 14 months, nine of them by way of knockout, which gave her the nickname “Killer Queen”.

 

With a record of 14-0 as a professional, Kentikian got her first shot at a World Title on February 16th 2007. In a match, she bruised and battered Carolina Alvarez en route to a ninth round technical knockout to claim the vacant WBA Flyweight Title. Only six weeks later, Kentikian made the first defense of her newly acquired crown.

 

After regina Halmich, who was the longtime WIBF champion at flyweight, retired, Kentikian unified her WBA strap with the now vacant WIBF championship on December 7th 2007 in Hamburg, Germany.

 

She added one more title to her resume in April of 2010, defeating Nadia Raoui to seize the WBO title. After three successful defenses of her Flyweight crown, Kentikian lost a disputed decision to Melissa McMorrow in May 2005 in her last fight to date.

 

In October 2012, Kentikian made her move to Sturm Box-Promotion, the promotional

company founded by former middleweight champion Felix Sturm.

 

She won her professional debut on January 15th 2005 and piled up eleven straight wins in

the following 14 months, nine of them by way of knockout, which gave her the nickname

“Killer Queen”.

 

With a record of 14-0 as a professional, Kentikian got her first shot at a World Title on February 16th 2007. In an exciting match, she bruised and battered Carolina Alvarez en route to a ninth round technical knockout to claim the vacant WBA Flyweight Title. Only six weeks later, Kentikian made the first defense of her newly acquired crown.

 

After Halmich, who was the longtime WIBF champion at flyweight, retired, Kentikian unified her WBA strap with the now vacant WIBF championship on December 7th 2007 in Hamburg,

Germany.

 

She added one more title to her resume in April of 2010, defeating Nadia Raoui to seize the WBO title. After three successful defenses of her Flyweight crown, Kentikian lost a disputed decision to Melissa McMorrow in May 2005 in her last fight to date.

 

 


Below are quotes from today’s(Nov 7) Press Conference at the Castello

 

Susi Kentikian, Former World Flyweight Champion: “I’m very excited to be back in the ring after a seven month layoff. Carina Moreno is a huge challenge but I’m highly motivated and fortunate to work with an amazing team that has my back. I can’t wait for the fight. I will be ready to go on December 1st.”

 

Maurice Weber, German Light Middleweight Champion: “I’m very happy to be part of this great event of December 1st. I have to thank Sturm Box-Promotion for that. In training, all is going well. I’m currently in sparring. I’m really focused and motivated and trust me, I have to be. Andreas Reimer is very unorthodox and dangerous. And to me, it’s not only important to win, but to look good doing so. I want to get my name out for bigger, international challenges.”

 

Magomed Schaburow, Trainer Sturm Box-Promotion: “We are now in the most important phase of the preparation: sparring. Susi is in good shape, highly motivated and eager to become champion again. We have to thank SAT.1 and Felix for this shot. We will be ready come December 1st. You should watch this fight.”

 

Felix Sturm, Promoter Sturm Box-Promotion: “It’s amazing that we are able to pull of such an event with such a small stable and I’m very grateful for the opportunity to showcase those fighter’s live on SAT.1. Susi will be great in the main event. Her last loss was controversial, I and many other experts had her ahead. But in a way, that shows that the local fighter does not always get the nod in Germany. Back then, Susi could have kept her WBA belt by the way. But she did not want to stay champion after a defeat. But McMorrow did not want the belt either and now we are happy to have Susi fight for the vacant WBA flyweight belt. I observe Susi in training every day and she is in great shape and extremely motivated. Her opponent is really strong but I believe that Susi needs such a challenge to perform her best.

 

And than there is former heavyweight champ Ruslan Chagaev, whom many fans remember for his great win over Nikolai Valuev a few years back. Things did not always go as planned for him since then but he is eager to return to the top. He is currently training in Detroit with a coach of the famous Kronk Gym and a conditioning coach. That is why he can’t be here today. Mike Perez is unbeaten and insiders tap him as the next big thing. Some even compare him to Mike Tyson. This heavyweight feature is too close to call. My best friend, Maurice Weber, will also be on the card. He is incredibly strong willed and trains like a mad men – I believe, he works even more then I do, and I’m quite the maniac about my training. He really wants to get to the top and we will do everything to get him there. If he keeps winning and stays healthy, I want him to be in a world title bout in the next twelve to 18 months.”

 

November 7, 2012

 

 



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