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Hide headlines June 26!

After his very successful US show on April 17th with Yuriorkis Gamboa winning the first world title for ARENA Box-Promotion, promoter Ahmet Öner is preparing his next event in Germany for June 26th at the Hermann-Neuberger-Halle in Völklingen (near Saarbrücken, close to the French border). The show will be headlined by former world heavyweight champion Herbie Hide, promising German heavyweight prospect Steffen Kretschmann and rising middleweight star Mahir Oral. If Hide can win his WBC international championship bout against an opponent to be named, the two-time WBO heavyweight champ will challenge the winner of the May 16th WBC cruiserweight championship clash between reigning titlist Giacobbe Fragomeni and Krysztof Wlodarczyk next. So Herbie could become the first ever former heavyweight champ who wins a world title at cruiserweight. Steffen Kretschmann (13-0, 12 KOs) will face his toughest test so far in experienced contender Denis Bakhtov (28-5, 18 KOs) and WBC#3, WBO#12, WBA and IBF #14 Mahir Oral (25-1-2, 10 KOs) who takes on powerpuncher Dmitry Pirog (13-0, 11 KOs). Tickets for the show will go on sale on May 11th; Eurosport will broadcast the fights live.




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