Heavyweight Francesco Pianeta (28-1-1, 15 KOs) is set to return from his world title challenge loss to world champion Wladimir Klitschko last May. Pianeta will take on unbeaten Robert Teuber (8-0, 7 KOs) for the German International belt this Friday at the Brandenburg Halle in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany. Pianeta and Teuber faced off during Tuesday’s press conference at the famed ESV Boxing Gym, the former training facility of Axel Schulz and Henry Maske.
Francesco Pianeta: I’ve already spent nine months training in Frankfurt/Oder. That was a good time with beautiful memories. About the Klitschko fight, everything has been said. That was for me a super experience. Now I am hot on Frankfurt and look forward to the international German championship.
SES-Trainer Dirk Dzemski: We can draw many conclusions from the Klitschko fight. Francesco has made a great leap. In sparring he was particularly strong. We now want take on the best!
Robert Teuber: As an unbeaten fighter, I must use this big chance to win against such a well known guy like Francesco. He’s a southpaw and I’m well prepared for him.
Trainer Hartmut Schröder: We’ll let our actions speak in the ring.
In other action, WBO/WIBF/WBF female super featherweight champion Ramona Kühne meets Renata Dömsödi in a rematch, and WBO/WBF female middleweight champion Christina Hammer defends against Carmen Garcia.
Ramona Kühne: I’m back! 2013 for me was a year of ups and downs. The long injury lay-off has made me more mature. I’m no longer so impatient and so fast to get upset. I have great respect for my opponent. Renata has improved significantly after our first fight. But I am and will stay the world champion.
Renata Dömsödi: For me it was important to closely analyze the first fight. I won’t make the errors from the first fight. The four wins in the last five fights have made me much stronger.
Christina Hammer: In Frankfurt/Oder I am very happy because of the good boxing fans. I will stay for the time being at middleweight, not only because of the bikini figure, but mainly because there are greater challenges here. I can empathize with my Mexican opponent very well. I myself was not yet 20 when I became world champion. In addition, they will box the Mexico-style – that is completely unpredictable.
Promoter Ulf Steinforth: For us, German and International German Championships have always been and continue to be a good basis for title fight experience. We want to use the national titles strengthen “Team Germany.” With the fight between Dennis Ronert and Kai Kurzawa, we have a duel of generations – student against teacher. With Felix Lamm and Tom Schwarz, we show that there is plenty of boxing talent in Germany. In 2013 they’ve already attracted plenty of attention and helped us experience the most successful year in the history of SES.
The card will be live streamed at http://www.ran.de/boxen/live/exklusiv-im-livestream-die-ses-fight-night