Woman boxing world champion Regina Halmich, 45-1-1 (15), is heading Universum Box-Promotion’s first show in 2005, tomorrow, January 15, in Magdeburg, Germany. The reigning WIBF flyweight championesse from Germany is defending her title against Marylin Herandez, 9-3 (4), from the Dominican Republic. In the second main event Cuban heavyweight contender and former WBC cruiserweight world champion Juan Carlos Gomez, 37-1 (31), takes on Nigerian David DeFiagbon, 21-1 (12). Both fights will be televised on German ZDF television.
On the undercard German Bert Schenk, 35-1 (22), a former WBO middleweight champion, continues his comeback with a fight against Frenchman Hamid Bouhembel, 7-13-2 (5). Also on the card is explosive 18-year-old Russian heavyweight prospect Denis Boytsov, 4-0 (4), who scored first round knockouts in all his professional fights so far.