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Murat: I’ll beat Sanavia again!

Murat-Sanavia rematch on Saturday

European super-middleweight champion Karo Murat will be hoping for history to repeat itself when he takes on former world champion Cristian Sanavia in Neubrandenburg on Saturday night. Ten months ago, the 25-year-old clinched a points victory over the experienced Italian to celebrate the biggest success of his career. Murat is now looking to do the same trick again as he prepares for the rematch. “A lot of things have changed in my life since I won the European title,” Murat stated. “I am very proud to be the champion and I will do everything to defend the belt. I have beaten Sanavia once and I will beat him again.”

However, coach Ulli Wegner expects a tough fight. “Sanavia is an excellent boxer,” he lauded. “He is very experienced and will be very determined to win back his title. But Karo has trained exceptionally well. He is in top shape and I am confident of success on Saturday night.”

Needless to say, Sanavia is eager to avenge last April´s defeat. “I had a bad night in the first meeting and did not perform well,” he said. “It will definitely be different this time.”

In the second German-Italian duel of the night, former European champion and world title challenger Sebastian Sylvester faces Gaetano Nespro for the IBF international middleweight title. “I only have the best memories of Neubrandenburg,” the Hurricane said. “I still get goose bumps when I think about my victory over Javier Castillejo (from last April). I hope I can deliver another great night of boxing.”

And his new coach Karsten Rower added: “When we first met I immediately knew that our cooperation would be successful. Sebastian is in great shape and he will perform well on Saturday.”

Meanwhile, Nespro is looking to make a lasting impression. “I am already the Italian champion,” he stated. “Now is the time to make even bigger fights.”




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