Wojcicki vs Caceres, Leon Bauer on undercard on April 6 in Wolfsburg, Germany
Patrick Wojcicki (12-0-1, 4 KOs) and Marcelo Fabian Caceres (18-3, 13 KOs) both made weight today ahead of their IBF Intercontinental Middleweight title clash tomorrow night at the CongressPark in Wolfsburg.
Wojcicki returns to headline his hometown arena following a unanimous points win over countryman Sven Elbir in October, and will be aiming for a second successive defence of his IBF strap against the tough Argentinian Caceres.
Denis Radovan’s (11-0-1, 5 KOs) rematch with Ronny Mittag (30-3-3, 15 KOs) for the IBF European title tops an action-packed undercard at the Congress Park, which also features 17 year-old female boxing sensation Sophie Alisch (1-0, 1 KO) and rising super middleweight star Leon Bauer (15-0-1, 9 KOs).
IBF Intercontinental Middleweight Championship:
Patrick Wojcicki: 72.3 kg
Marcelo Fabian Caceres: 72.4 kg
IBF European Middleweight Championship:
Denis Radovan: 72.3 kg
Ronny Mittag: 72.6 kg
Featherweight – 6 Rounds:
Sophie Alisch: 56.6 kg
Alina Zaitseva: 55.8 kg
Super Middleweight – 8 Rounds:
Leon Bauer: 76.6 kg
Mateo Damian Veron: 76.6 kg
Cruiserweight – 8 Rounds:
Limi Tairi: 90.4 kg
Tamas Kozma: 85.0kg
Middleweight – 8 Rounds:
Faton Vukshinaj: 72.3 kg
Landry Kore: 72.0 kg
Middleweight – 4 Rounds:
Nicola Piekarski: 73.1 kg
Michal Vosyka: 72.5 kg
Team Sauerland held a press conference today at the Leonardo Hotel to preview a huge night of boxing at the CongressPark in Wolfsburg on Saturday night featuring IBF title fights for rising middleweight stars Patrick Wojcicki (12-0-1, 4KOs) and Denis Radovan (11-0-1, 5 KOs).
Wojcicki defends his IBF Inter-Continental title against mandatory challenger Marcelo FabianCaceres (18-3, 13KOs) as he returns to headline his hometown arena following a unanimous points win Sven Elbir in October.
“Thanks to Team Sauerland and CongressPark,” said Wojcicki. “I am very happy to experience the atmosphere here again. Argentinians are always strong and Caceres is a good boxer, but I have to beat him to move on to greater tasks.”
“Patrick has my respect, but I did not come from Argentina to lose,” said Caceres, who is fighting outside his native Argentina for the first time.
“Thanks to Team Sauerland and Nisse Sauerland for this fight and the cooperation. Marcelo Caceres will be a worthy opponent and will do anything to win against Patrick,” echoed Caceres manager, Natalia Rivero.
As chief support, Radovan rematches Ronny Mittag (30-3-3, 15KOs) for the IBF European Middleweight title, following their fiercely contested split decision draw last December.
“I am well prepared,” said Radovan. “It’s about a title and this time I will win the fight!”
Joining Radovan was his legendary trainer Pedro Diaz. “I studied Ronny Mittag very closely and we respect him,” said Diaz. “But this time Denis will win the fight!”
“We already have the first fight won, we will win again this time” said Mittag’s coach Hartmut Schroder. “The preparation was with ups and downs, but in the end every good!”
Promoter Nisse Sauerland is looking forward to another great event at the CongressPark.
“Last time it was outstanding, this time I am looking forward to another great atmosphere,” said Sauerland. “Two 50/50 fights top a strong fight card – the spectators and viewers on Sport1 will definitely get their money’s worth.”
Leon Bauer (15-0-1, 9 KOs), Sophie Alisch (1-0, 1 KO) and Limi Tairi (4-0, 3 KOs) return to action on the undercard of Patrick Wojcicki’s IBF Intercontinental Middleweight title fight against Marcelo Fabian Caceres on April 6 in Wolfsburg.
The rising German stars are the latest additions to a stacked card at the CongressPark, which also features the hotly anticipated rematch between Denis Radovan and Ronny Mittag for the IBF European Middleweight crown.
Bauer will contest his first fight since signing a contract extension with Team Sauerland, against the tough Argentinian Mateo Damian Veron (28-22-3, 8 KOs). Veron is a dangerous operator, who cannot be underestimated, especially after upsetting veteran Lolenga Mock on points in January.
“Mateo Damian Veron is tough and experienced boxer, but someone I have to beat to achieve my goals,” said Bauer, the 20 year-old from Hatzenbuehl.
Alisch returns to the ring for her second professional fight, having blasted out Sopo Kintsurashvili in the first-round on her debut in Koblenz on February 16. The 17-year-old now faces Alina Zaitseva (1-1) in her first six-round bout.
Having claimed her first victory inside 52 seconds, Alisch insists she has no issue going the distance if needed. “We often work over six or eight rounds in training, so it will be no problem for me,” said the Berlin-boxer.
Local hero Tairi is back in Wolfsburg, where he claimed a sixth-round knockout win over Istvan Kun on October 6, and is looking forward to boxing in front of his home fans again as he takes on Hungary’s Tomas Kozma (6-8-3, 3 KOs).
“I would like to thank Team Sauerland. It’s great to box in Wolfsburg again,” he said. “I have already sold many tickets to my friends and fans, and I will do my part to create a great atmosphere at the CongressPark on April 6.”
Patrick Wojcicki defends his IBF Intercontinental Middleweight title fight against Marcelo Fabian Caceres at the CongressPark in Wolfsburg on April 6, while Denis Radovan rematches Ronny Mittag for the IBF European Middleweight title.
Leon Bauer faces Mateo Damian Veron over eight-rounds in the super middleweight division, Sophie Alisch meets Alina Zaitseva in a six-round featherweight contest, and Limi Tairi is scheduled for eight-rounds against cruiserweight rival Tomas Kozma.
Leon Bauer (15-0-1, 9 KOs) has signed a contract extension with promoter Team Sauerland as the 20 year-old super middleweight continues his promising career on April 6 at the CongressPark in Wolfsburg, Germany.
One of the rising stars of Team Sauerland’s German stable, Bauer has been touted as one of the country’s hottest super middleweight prospects. Having made his debut at just 16 years of age, he is now undefeated in sixteen professional contests and is the current IBF Youth World Champion.
“Leon is a great boxer, who has a lot of experience for a fighter of his age,” said promoter Nisse Sauerland. “We look forward to working with him, his father Bernd, who is also his trainer, and his management, to ensure he fulfills his potential. We’re positive Leon has a very exciting future ahead of him.”
“It is important to have a strong promoter behind you for planning and security,” says Bauer. “And I am happy I can now fully concentrate on the future. Of course, I want to win titles as quickly as possible, but everything has to fit, and working in close cooperation with my promoter, we will take those next steps.”
“We are pleased that we can continue our cooperation with Team Sauerland, and we look forward to celebrating many more successes together,” adds Bauer’s coach and father Bernd.
Bauer will return to the ring on April 6 in Wolfsburg, following his unanimous points win over Jorge Silva on December 8 in Zagreb, and joins stablemates Patrick Wojcicki and Denis Radovan in action at the CongressPark.
Patrick Wojcicki defends his IBF Intercontinental Middleweight title against Marcelo Fabian Caceres, while Denis Radovan rematches domestic rival Ronny Mittag for the IBF European Middleweight crown.
Tickets for the Team Sauerland event on April 6 at the CongressPark in Wolfsburg are available online via www.eventim.de.