The last two featured bouts on the huge July 4 “Universum Champions Night” in Hamburg’s Color Line Arena have been finalized. WIBF/GBU junior bantamweight champion Alesia Graf (23-1, 9 KOs) will defend against Terri Lynn Cruz (17-5-2, 8 KOs) and cruiserweight Alexander Alekseev (17-1, 15 KOs) continues on the road toward another world title shot against Kendrick Releford (20-12-2, 10 KOs). The card is headlined by the WBO heavyweight eliminator between Alexander Dimitrenko (29-0, 19 KOs) and “Fast“ Eddie Chambers (34-1, 18 KOs) with the winner to become mandatory challenger for Wladimir Klitschko. Also, the “Killer Queen“ Susi Kentikian defends her WBA and WIBF flyweight belts against WBA super flyweight champion Carolina Gaite (15-1, 11 KOs).
It has been more than four four years since Graf has fought in Hamburg. “I have boxed twice in Hamburg, but in the small gym. Now I’m looking forward to the arena Boxing there has always been my dream,” she said. “In my last fight I learned a lot. I classically outboxed Magdalena Dahlen and now I can and must continue that against the experienced Terri Lynn Cruz, who has already been in world title fights. I have to be careful because the Americans are always good for surprises.“
Additional fights will be announced.