Tomorrow (Saturday, March 27th) Cuban superstar Yuriorkis “El Ciclon” Gamboa will defend his WBA featherweight championship in Germany for the first time against unbeaten Jonathan Victor Barros from Argentina. ARENA and SAT.1 present “Ran Boxen” live from Sporthalle Hamburg. At today’s weigh-in both contenders brought exactly the limit of 126 lbs.
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The co-main event features German heavyweight hope Steffen Kretschmann in a re-match against PABA heavyweight champion Denis Bakhtov who had knocked out “Kretsche” in one round last summer in Völklingen, Germany. Kretschmann weighed in at 240 lbs, Bakhtov weighed in at 231.5 lbs.
The card also features former world cruiserweight champion Juan Carlos Gomez vs. Alex Mazikin and middleweight contender Mahir Oral vs. Juan Camilo Novoa in fights for the WBA international championship in their respective divisions.
The show starts at 6.00 pm German time. SAT.1 will broadcast the two main events live starting at 10.20 pm.