The big stage is set for Germany’s next super-middleweight hope: Denis Radovan (5-0, 2 KOs) will be part of the World Boxing Super Series premieres on September 9 at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany. He will meet Yann Binanga Aboghe (6-1-1) from France.
“It is an honor for me to prove myself at the premiere of the quest for the Muhammad Ali Trophy in Germany,” said 24-year old Radovan.
There will be a familiar face from the boxing scene in Radovan’s corner: Juergen Braehmer.
The former light heavyweight world champion has trained Radovan since his change from the amateurs to the pros. In addition, Braehmer is the only boxer to take part in the World Boxing Super Series also being active as a coach. The skilled technician will face Rob Brant from the US at the end of October in the last quarterfinal event of the WBSS season at a venue to be confirmed.
Braehmer is preparing himself in his hometown Schwerin, together with Denis Radovan, Araik Marutjan and current WBA Super Middleweight World Champion Tyron Zeuge.
“At the moment the focus is completely on Denis,” said Braehmer. “Aboghe is not an easy opponent, but Denis should beat him. That’s what I expect from him.”
Braehmer has big expectations for his prodigy. “It is an ambitious goal, but by the end of 2017 or early 2018 we want to take the first minor title fight. He has enormous potential, ” said the WBSS participant. And how does Braehmer manage the double burden of his own preparation and coaching?
Braehmer: “That’s very simple. My guys have their schedule, I have my training times. There are no issues at all.”