German prospect Vincent Feigenbutz (29-2, 26 KOs) heads this week’s live BoxNation action, taking on Polish star Przemyslaw Opalach (27-2, 22 KOs) in a Super-Middleweight 12 rounder in his of hometown Karlsruhe on Saturday 26th January.
Feigenbutz, 23, turned professional at the age of 16 in 2011 and was tipped to become a huge German boxing star.
He did briefly hold the 'Interim' WBA 168lbs Title when he outpointed Giovanni De Carolis in October 2015, but in a rematch three months later, with the regular belt on the line, he lost in 11 rounds.
The vacant GBU belt is on the line this weekend, but Feigenbutz needs to show he can get back on the big stage with a big fight beckoning.
If he beats Opalach he is slated to face German rival Shefat Isufi in a World Title final eliminator next month for the WBO belt held by Gilberto Ramirez.
Since his De Carolis setback he has won eight on the spin, and two fights ago knocked out South African Ryno Liebenberg.
Opalach turned professional in March 2011 and won his first nine fights before trying his luck in the United States. It was a move that didn’t work and he was beaten on his only fight there, dropping a points verdict to Eberto Medina.
He has been in the best form of his career recently, winning his last 15 fights since losing on points over 12 rounds against Geard Ajetovic in 2013.
During that run 11 of his wins have come inside the first three rounds so the fancied Feigenbutz will have to be careful early on.