German super middleweight Vincent Feigenbutz (30-2, 27 KOs) faces Spain's Cesar Nunez (16-0-1, 8 KOs) on August 17 in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Following a fifth-round demolition of Przemyslaw Opalach (27-3, 22 KOs) in January, the 23 year-old Feigenbutz (a former WBA regular title holder) is looking to take the next step in his career. “With a win over Nunez, the 'KO King’ Vincent Feigenbutz is one step closer to IBO champion Chris Eubank Jr. That’s a fight we want, before facing fighters like Callum Smith, Billy Joe Saunders and Canelo”, said promoter Nisse Sauerland. “Vincent has to take care of Nunez first, but we are confident he will live up to the ‘KO King’ nickname. Vincent is in top form, he’s highly ranked and we are looking forward to him putting on a show on August 17th and taking another step towards a world title shot.”
While the unbeaten Nunez has been preparing with esteemed Cuban trainer Pedro Diaz in tropical Miami, Feigenbutz has been fighting Europe’s heatwave as he looks to ensure he is ready for August 17th. “We had a good, but exhausting camp. The hot temperatures of 40 degrees certainly played a part in the gym,” said Feigenbutz. “Training is fun, but nothing compares to fighting. Slowly the excitement builds as we get closer to August 17th. I am looking forward to fighting near my home town once again and I hope that fans in Ludwigshafen and from across the region will come out to support me!”
The fight tops a huge night of boxing featuring 17-year-old Sophie Alisch (3-0, 1 KO) against Vanesa Caballero (1-5-3), Ahmad Ali (14-0-1, 10 KOs) against experienced Arman Torosyan (19-6-1, 16 KOs) at junior middleweight, and Team Sauerland’s two newest recruits Katharina Thanderz (11-0, 2 KOs) and Hadi Srour (3-0, 2 KOs).
All the action from the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle is available to watch live on Sport1 in Germany and Viasport+ and Viaplay in Norway. Tickets are available online via www.eventim.de.