Vincent Feigenbutz to face Fedor Chudinov for WBA 168lb title

By Boxing News - 07/19/2015 - Comments

By Allan Fox: Kalle Sauerland has confirmed that WBA interim super middleweight champion Vincent Feigenbutz (20-1, 19 KOs) will be challenging unbeaten WBA World 168lb champion Fedor Chudinov (13-0, 10 KOs) later this year at a still to be determined date and time. Sauerland made a deal with Russian promoter Vlad Hrunov to make the fight.

It’s an interesting bout featuring two big punchers. Chudinov, 24, is a little older than the 19-year-old Feigenbutz, but he’ll be giving away close to two inches in height and a lot in the power department.

Feigenbutz is a really big puncher and he’s someone that Chudinov doesn’t need to be mixing it up with too much in this fight. Chudinov might have to change his normal brawling style of fighting for him to have a chance of winning it because he can’t afford to be on the receiving end of Feigenbutz’s huge shots all night long.

Kalle is pretty excited about the potential that Feigenbutz has, which is clearly the reason why he’s pushing him so fast. It’s not every day that you see a 19-year-old kid on the verge of fighting for a world title like Feigenbutz, but it shows you how quickly this fighter has developed. He’s ahead of where Saul “Canelo” Alvarez was at when he was 19, and he might wind up being a better fighter in the future if he keeps developing.

Feigenbutz won the WBA interim 168lb title last Saturday night in beating Mauricio Reynoso (15-2-1, 11 KOs) by a TKO in the 3rd round on the undercard of the Arthur Abraham vs. Robert Stieglitz fight at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Germany. Feigenbutz put Reynoso down with a body shot and the fight was subsequently stopped when it became clear that Reynoso wasn’t going to be able to get up from the knockdown.

Feigenbutz has a 13 fight knockout streak going, and it’s going to take someone really good to end that streak. Chudinov hasn’t faced a big puncher yet, and we don’t know how good he really is. Chudinov recently defeated Felix Sturm by a 12 round split decision, but it was close. Chudinov didn’t have to worry about getting hit hard in that fight because Sturm isn’t any kind of puncher.

“It’s unbelievable, and to be a great honor, the youngest German champion of all time. My plan is now rise to the top. Mauricio is a good man, but he had no chance”, Feigenbutz said to

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