On Friday, heavyweights Timo Hoffmann, Steffen Kretschmann, Erkan Teper and Gbenga Oloukun will go to work in Halle / Saale, Germany. At today’s weigh-in all four looked in great shape.
Kretschmann was the lightest of the four, weighing in at 228 lbs. while his opponent Hoffmann brought 253.5 lbs to the scale. This is Hoffmann’s lightest weight since 2004 when he knocked out Quinne Navarre in two. There’s a lot on the line between Kretschmann and Hoffmann. The winner of this local derby should be able to secure some more big and lucrative fights while the loser might as well call it a day and retire.
In the co-feature, unbeaten German prospect Erkan Teper (245 lbs.) takes on hard-hitting Nigerian Gbenga Oloukun 236 lbs.). The undercard features fast rising welterweight hope Roman Belaev vs. Semjons Moroseks from Latvia as well as a super middleweight clash between Uensal Arik and Gyorgy Marosi from Hungary.