Gutsy Braehmer upsets Gutknecht to become European
In a thrilling main event of the evening, Juergen Braehmer upset
the odds to defeat Eduard Gutknecht and win the EBU
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.
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.