Gutknecht vs Braehmer

Eduard Gutknecht Juergen  Braehmer

Gutknecht Braehmer

Max Schmeling Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany

02 February 2013, 19:00:00



The EBU Light-Heavyweight Championship

Post-fight analysis

Gutsy Braehmer upsets Gutknecht to become European champion

In a thrilling main event of the evening, Juergen Braehmer upset the odds to defeat Eduard Gutknecht and win the EBU Light-Heavyweight Championship.

Although it wasn't the technically cleanest fight, there was no shortage of passion and commitment two determined Germans who left nothing in the ring.

Gutknecht started the fight aggressively, stepping immediately into range as the bell sounded to try and upset the 34-year-old challenger from the off. It appeared to work, and it took a few rounds until Braehmer settled.

And once the southpaw and former European champion did settle, he produced the more eye-catching work, taking a unanimous decision helped in part by a ninth round point deduction against the champ for holding his man down.

As Braehmer's hand was raised, the scorecards were read 116 - 111, 114 - 113, 117 - 110 in his favour.


Pre-fight analysis

Gutknecht and Braehmer in all-German clash

Eduard Gutknecht is looking to defend his EBU Light-Heavyweight Championship against Juergen Braehmer in a fight which also doubles as a WBO World title eliminator.

Gutknecht, 30, is 24 - 1, his sole defeat coming against Robert Stieglitz in 2010. He's since won six on the trot, and will hope to make it seven and earn himself a shot at the full WBO title.

34-year-old Braehmer is 34 - 2 and unbeaten since his 2008 reversal against Hugo Hernan Garay. The veteran southpaw, a former WBO champion, knows that this could be one of his last chances to access a world title fight.

Jumah vs Bitarov

Deion Jumah Ruslan Bitarov

Jumah Bitarov

02 February 2013, 19:00:00

4x3 Minute International Cruiserweight Contest

Slick Jumah impresses on debut

Two time ABA champion Deion Jumah makes his professional bow in style with a blistering first round KO over Ruslan Bitarov. The Lithuanian was no match for Londoner Jumah, 23, who overwhelmed his man and finished the fight with a second left on the clock in the opening stanza.

Jumah's back in action in just seven days, when he looks to go 2 - 0 against Igor Pylypenko live on BoxNation. At 6ft 5in, Ukrainian Pylypenko will be a different challenge for Jumah than the 5ft 11in Bitarov, and he will have to be on his game from the off once again.