Alexander Frenkel (right0
Unbeaten German boxers Karo Murat, 22-0-(13), and Alexander Frenkel, 22-0, (17), face the biggest tests of their young careers on September 18 when they travel to Birmingham for a special night of boxing at the LG Arena.
Murat takes on Nathan Cleverly, 19-0-(9), in a WBO Light Heavyweight Title Eliminator, while Frenkel challenges European Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Maccarinelli, 32-4-(25).
“There is so much talent on our team and I am convinced that both Karo and Alexander will be future champions,” said promoter Kalle Sauerland. “They are unbeaten and fearless and they are travelling to England to shock the boxing world.”
Murat is oozing with confidence. “First I will defeat Cleverly and then I will chase down WBO Champion Jurgen Brahmer,” he said. “Cleverly appears to be a big talker. I have read interviews where he puts himself on the same level with Joe Calzaghe. There is no way he is in the same league with him so he should not be saying something like that.”
Murat knows it will be a tough fight. “He is pretty big, so it will not be easy to get to him,” he added. “But a lot of my opponents have been bigger than me – like Tommy Carpency, Sergey Demchenko and Gabriel Campillo – and I have defeated all of them. I am still unbeaten.
"I really look forward to travelling to Birmingham. The British fans love to see good boxing and that is why they will like me.”
Just like Murat, Frenkel is full of confidence ahead of the biggest fight of his career. “I don´t care about the name of my opponent – all that matters to me is the title that is on the line,” he said. “For me every fight is the most important fight of my career. I have never been to England before so I am really keen to go there to win my fight and see a bit of the country. I am looking forward to it.”
July 21, 2010