By Karl Freitag
Photo by Photo Wende
Euro light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer (40-2, 31 KOs) scored an explosive second round annilhation of Tony Averlant (18-8-2, 4 KOs) on Saturday night at the Alsterdorf Sporthalle in Hamburg, Germany. A huge body shot by the former world champion took out Averlant. Time was 2:36. Braehmer is the mandatory challenger for WBO 175lb king king Nathan Cleverly.
“We are not yet where we want to go, but we’re on the way,” said Braehmer afterward. “I had seen that he leaves the liver open. That it worked immediately on the first try, naturally is also good luck. I am always glad to box here in Hamburg. I hope that now I get to fight Cleverly.”
In a shocker, Argentinian jr middleweight Guido Nicolas Pitto (18-1, 7 KOs) won a split decision over previously unbeaten WBA #11 rated Jack Culcay (14-1, 10 KOs). Pitto was the aggressor and won by scores of 115-113, 116-112 on two cards and 115-113 for Culcay on the third card.
In another upset, unheralded light heavyweight Oleksandr Cherviak (11-2-1, 3 KOs) upset previously unbeaten WBO #3, WBA #6, IBF #13 rated Dustin Dirks (27-1, 20 KOs). Dirks was staggered in round two and was in survival mode in round three. In round four Dirks tried to climb back into the fight, but for every opening Dirks found Cherviak slammed the door shut, finally stopping Dirks :51 seconds into round ten.
Former WBA cruiserweight champion Firat Arslan (33-6-2, 21 KOs) outpointed Varol Vekiloglu (20-5-1, 12 KOs) over ten rounds by scores of 98-92, 98-92, 99-91. Workmanlike performance from the 42-year-old Arslan, who is looking to rematch WBO champion Marco Huck.
Tyron Zeuge W8 Mike Guy (super middleweight)
Enrico Koelling W8 Leo Tchoula (light heavyweight)
Dennis Ceylan TKO3 Nandor Seres (super featherweight)
Anthony Yigit W4 Andrei Hramyka (welterweight)