By Wolfgang Schiffbauer
Former cruiserweight world title challenger Enad Licina (21-4) is now a promotional free agent. His contract with Sauerland Event expired after he lost a twelve round unanimous decision in a European title bout against Alexander Alexeev back in February. Licinia, who is based out of Germany, is now looking to get back on track. “I’m looking to fight the best”, he said. “My dream would be to fight in the United States. I believe I can still become world champion.”
The 32-years old Licina had the opportunity to achieve his dream when he challenged then-champion Steve Cunningham for the IBF 200lb crown in 2011. Licina performed well and gave Cunningham fits, but ultimately lost a close but clear unanimous decision to the American. He also lost a close decision to Yuan Pablo Hernandez in 2009. His biggest wins came against Felix Cora Jr. in an IBF title elimination bout (W12) and against Otis Griffin (TKO3). He is currently ranked #5 by the IBF and #11 by the WBA.
“In the past, I had problems with my preperation. That was visible in some of my fights,” Licina added. “But when my camp goes well, I’m a threat to any cruiserweight on earth. And I’m willing to prove that against anyone, anywhere. I’m managing my own affair right now and anybody who wants to fight me or wants to have me on their show, can contact me via email at email@example.com.”
Licina is looking to return to the ring in December.