Juergen Braehmer would drop to 168 to fight Carl Froch in England

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WBA titlist Juergen Braehmer can’t wait to get in the ring, and he wants to go against the Brit Carl Froch. Froch has announced he is only interested in a really big fight – and Braehmer is challenging him to a bout. The former WBO and current WBA world champion in the light-heavyweight class intends to defend his title and is even prepared to drop a weight class for the duel.

“If Froch is worried he doesn’t stand a chance of taking my title in my weight class, I’ll drop a division or we’ll agree a catchweight,” says champion Brähmer. Hailing from the northern German city of Schwerin, he’s even prepared to go to England to fight the duel:

“If things work out, I’d definitely box on the island. A Germany v. England duel in Great Britain – what more could you want. After all, such highlights are why I became a sportsman and they electrify boxing fans around the world.”

Promoter Kalle Sauerland considers such a duel as being entirely possible: “I have spoken to Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn this week about this fight and it is something that we will be discussing in the coming weeks. Obviously there is a score to settle from the amateur days but also would represent a new challenge to Froch to test himself against the best Light Heavyweight in the Division“ says Sauerland.

If it comes off, the fight would actually represent a clash between two veterans of the ring, between them, Braehmer (35) and Froch (37) have over 40 years experience. And with so much ring-time experience, it promises to be an epic duel particularly as the two have only suffered two defeats in their long, record-winning boxing careers and especially as both are feared owing to their high KO rates.

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