By Karl Freitag
Photos by Eroll Popova
“This was a great show here in Aschersleben,” said SES promoter Ulf Steinforth. “Everything fit together – best weather conditions for an “under the stars” event, a straight and a very concentrated world champion Ramona Kue hne, now with three belts. And at least the comeback of the German heavyweight Timo Hoffmann. One year without boxing because of his “family year” with his baby and now a fast win by knockout with excellently prepared hard punches. Timo “The German Oak” is back! I’m proud of my team and of this special event for Germany!”
Heavyweight Timo Hoffmann (39-7-1, 23 KOs) returned from a one year layoff with a brutal two round annihilation of Harry Duiven Jr. (14-7-1, 12 KOs) under the stars on Friday night in Aschersleben, Germany. The 35-year-old “German Oak” dropped Duiven with a big right hand in round two. Duiven beat the count, but Hoffmann soon caught the reeling Duiven on the ropes and leveled him again. The bout was waved off by referee Jürgen Langos at 1:59.
In a bout for the WIBF/WBO/WBF female super featherweight championship, Ramona Kuehne (16-1, 5 KOs) outclassed Maribel Santana (10-9-1, 4 KOs), scoring an impressive fourth round KO. Santana went down after barrages from Kuehne in rounds two, three and four before the bout was finally waved off. Time was 1:40.
In a clash between unbeaten female super welterweights, Christina Hammer (6-0, 5 KOs) scored a highlight-reel fifth round KO over Marie Riederer (5-1, 2 KOs). Time was 1:23. Another good performance for Hammer.
In another notable bout, former world title challenger Lukas Konecny (44-3, 21 KOs) pounded out an eight round decision over journeyman Kanstantsin Mahankou (15-21, 5 KOs).