On January 22nd, the Karlsruhe doctorate in sports management goes into the first event of the year with a strong fight card.
Zachenhuber wants the World Cup
The highlight of the fight evening should be the appearance of Simon Zachenhuber. The 23-year-old Erdinger in the service of Karlsruhe is one of the great hopes in German boxing, who was able to successfully report back to the Seilgeviert after his sensational appearance at Let’s Dance last spring. With three wins, two of them prematurely, in 2021 he screwed his match balance to 14 to zero (8 KO’s). Now the first big title in the young career of the likeable model athlete is about to come: On January 22nd, ten rounds will be played against Maurice Morio, who is two years younger than Worms, for the title of IBF junior world champion in the middleweight division.
Before that, boxing fans, who due to Corona cannot follow the evening on site but live on Bild +, can expect a strong undercard with two more title fights. Karen Chukhadzhian was able to prove his great class in his first two appearances in sports management last year and won a lot of recognition in the German boxing community. Now it is against the Briton Ryan Martin also over ten rounds for the IBF Intercontinental welterweight title.
His team-mate Andrii Velikovskyi is also fighting for an Intercontinental title, albeit at the IBO. The middleweight from Karlsruhe has to deal with Rafael Bejeran, who should be well known to the German boxing audience through his numerous appearances in Germany. Heavyweight fans will get their money’s worth when Sascha Zakhozhyi performs. The two-meter man from the fan-shaped city ranks 62nd in the current Boxrec rating – and the trend is rising. Against the Czech Pavel Sour, the WBC Francophone Champion wants to keep his white vest even after 16 fights. The fight on January 22nd will show whether he will succeed in his twelfth knockout victory.
Germany’s 18-year-old top talent in the lightweight Tom Sander from Leverkusen and the Karlsruhe super middleweight Petro Ivanov, who will be up against the Nigerian Nuhu Lawal from Nuremberg, will also return to the ring. Bild will broadcast the evening of the fight live from 7.30 p.m. via the paid streaming service Bild +. Tickets can be purchased as part of a monthly cancelable subscription for EUR 3.99 at offers.bild.de.
Text: Sports management subjects