Press Release: Heavyweights Burak Sahin (11-1, 7 KOs) and Jone Volau (5-2, 2 KOs) will compete in a rematch when the World Boxing Super Series premieres with the quarter-final clash between WBO World Champion Oleksandr Usyk (12-0, 10 KOs) and Marco Huck (40-4-1, 27 KOs) in Berlin on September 9th.
"I'm excited - no, excited is really an understatement,” said Volau, originally from Fiji. “I am overwhelmed at receiving this opportunity to fight on the World Boxing Super Series undercard,” said the 34-year-old British-based Fijian.
The 26-year-old Sahin, from Berlin, suffered a shocking stoppage when Volau overpowered him in the third round of their first fight in June in Hessen, Germany.
“I executed my game plan perfectly in the first fight against Sahin,” said Volau. "My big body shots really softened him up which made him lower his hands, which created an opening for my massive left hook.”
Volau aims to cause a stir in Germany again. This time at the Max-Schmeling-Halle, a venue named after the famous German Hall of Fame boxer who remembered for splitting two bouts with the great Joe Louis, the legendary heavyweight from whom Volau got his nickname, The Brown Bomber. “Anything can happen in heavyweight boxing, but I'm coming back to Germany to beat Sahin again!”
Sahin is however keen to add a victory to the story of the showdowns between him and Volau. "I was devastated to lose the first fight and suffer my first ever professional defeat,” said German Sahin. "But these things happen in boxing and I will come back stronger and a as better boxer in Berlin.”
Also on the undercard, German super middleweight Denis Radovan (5-0, 2 KOs) faces France's Yann Binanga Aboghe (6-1-1) in a six-round contest. The 24 year-old Radovan is trained by WBSS super middleweight contender Juergen Braehmer
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