As part of the World Boxing Federation World Convention scheduled for September 5-8 in Saarbruecken, Germany, DOG Event Boxing will stage a boxing event on Saturday September 7 at the traditional Saarlandhalle featuring no less than four WBF title fights. “We are very proud to be able to present this wonderful show as part of our convention”, said WBF President Howard Goldberg from his office in Cape Town, South Africa. “It will be four competitive bouts for WBF titles, and I am sure everyone will enjoy the action.”
Main event will be local favourite Juergen Doberstein, from nearby St. Ingbert only 15 minutes drive from the venue, defending his WBF Intercontinental Super Middleweight title against former World Champion William Gare from South Africa.
Doberstein, 14-1 (4), won the vacant WBF title in his latest outing when he defeated Spaniard Blas Miguel Martinez by unanimous decision at the same arena in March, and he will be looking to make a spectacular performance against the hugely experienced Gare, 27-16 (5), while taking another step towards a shot at the WBF World championship.
Germanys newly crowned WBF Womens World Light Welterweight Champion Rola El Halabi will make a quick return to the ring after winning the title on August 3 with a unanimous decision over tough Hungarian Dalia Vasarheliy. The massively popular El Halabi, known for her amazing comeback in boxing after being shot in hands, knees and feet by her estranged stepfather in 2011, will make her first defence against an opponent to be confirmed.
In the evening’s third WBF championship contest, Raja Amasheh from Karlsruhe will square off with Austria’s Eva “Golden Baby” Voraberger for the vacant WBF Womens World Super Flyweight title. Undefeated Amasheh, 15-0-1 (4), is the reigning WBF Intercontinental Champion at Flyweight, while Voraberger, 16-2 (8), has won her last fifteen bouts and captured a European title in the same weight class this past May.
Finally, Berlin-based Cameroonian Bernard Donfack will get a much deserved opportunity to win a title in his adopted home country when he faces Tanzanian Said Mbelwa for the vacant WBF International Light Heavyweight championship. Donfack, 16-11-3 (8), has suffered most of his losses “on the road”, taking on all comers, and has proven himself capable of competing with some of the best in Europe. The same can be said for Mbelwa, 23-12-4 (15), who will be fighting outside his native country for the seventh time.
Besides boxing fans, administrators and officials, also in attendance at the Saarlandhalle will be special guests Donny Lalonde, the former Light Heavyweight World Champion from Canada, and Germanys former three-time World Super Middleweight Champion Markus Beyer.