Philippines, 24 May 2015
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


First ever all-Irish WSB clash as Germany face strong Kazakhstan

PhilBoxing.com


Lausanne, Switzerland, 09 January 2013 - With the exciting match-up between German Eagles and Group B table-toppers Astana Arlans Kazakhstan set to light up the Kuppelsaal Congress Centrum on Saturday 12 January (21:00 local time), one contest that stands out is the face-off between David Oliver Joyce and Eric Donovan. The Eagles will be hoping that Joyce along with Nicolae Andreiana and Serge Michel come up with the goods at home to defeat the powerful Kazak outfit.

22-year-old Bantamweight (50-54kg) debutant Andreiana will be first in the ring and will be entrusted with the task of taking down the impressive Kazak southpaw Bagdad Alimbekov. The Romanian European Championships bronze medallist comes to this competition with quite a pedigree and with a slight height and reach advantage, will be looking to make his maiden World Series of Boxing (WSB) appearance a winning one.


History will be made in the competition when two Irish fighters go head-to-head for the very first time. And what a mouth-watering prospect it will be to see the Eagles' Joyce and Donovan battling it out for supremacy at Lightweight (57-61kg). The two come from the same St Michael's Athy Boxing Club and the fight will be a repeat of the 2012 Irish Elite National Championships in which Joyce was victorious.

"We fought a few times in the past and they have always been cracking contests and I am expecting the same in Germany. It is a first for the club and Irish boxing and may the best man win on the night," said Joyce.

Dominic O'Rourke, Director of Boxing with the Irish Amateur Boxing Association and Head Coach at the St Michael's Athy BC, has worked in Joyce's and Donovan's corners on numerous occasions. He said, "David and Eric have been with the club from a young age, ten or eleven years old, and they are two world class boxers. Every time they have met at the National Stadium they have always produced fantastic contests, real edge of-the-seat stuff. Next Saturday in Germany will be a first as they will box over five rounds. It promises to be very exciting. The bout has captured the imagination of the club and I have no doubt that it will be another fantastic contest".

Supremo Sergiy Derevyanchenko will then seek to extend his unbeaten WSB record to 16-0 when he locks horns with Germany's Xhek Paskali in the Middleweight (68-73kg) showdown. The sumptuous 27-year-old Ukrainian has begun the season in blistering form, defeating two tough customers in weeks one and four. Paskali is still finding his feet in the competition and will face the biggest test of his fledgling career when he battles the double WSB Champion.

One of the revelations of this early season has been Germany's Serge Michel, the technically gifted 24-year-old defeated two of the Light Heavyweight (80-85kg) most accomplished fighters in Abdelhafid Benchabla and Kennedy Katende, and now he will be gunning for Kazakhstan's experienced Croatian Hrvoje Sep. The orthodox Michel will have both the height and home advantage here so will go into the fight as slight favourite. However Sep always seems to rise to the occasion so this promises to be a great contest.

Bringing the show to a close will be the bout between Germany's WSB debutant Eric Brechlin and WSB Champion Filip Hrgovic. The odds are stacked in favour of the away boxer here, with 20-year-old Croatian sensation boasting a 13-2 career record in the competition and currently leading the Heavyweight (91+kg) charts.

This one will have it all with both teams evenly matched throughout. Astana Arlans Kazakhstan will be intent on keeping their 100% record with a fifth straight win but Germany has been impressive at home. It will be a match to savour.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by .


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • BRITAIN’S OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST DEGALE BEATS DIRRELL FOR WORLD TITLE AND CREATES HISTORY
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 24 May 2015
  • Pinoy Edward Mancito bows to unbeaten Rey Vargas in Mexico
    By Rich Mazon , Sun, 24 May 2015
  • MELINDO BETTER THAN HE’S EVER BEEN; READY FOR MAY 30 TITLE FIGHT VS MENDOZA
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 24 May 2015
  • PARRENAS TRAINING HARD FOR WBO INTERIM TITLE FIGHT VS DAVID CARMONA
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 24 May 2015
  • JAMES DEGALE EDGES ANDRE DIRRELL TO WIN SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE
    By , Sun, 24 May 2015
  • NBA Playoffs -- Cavs take control, leads East Finals, 2-0
    By Adeline Deladisma, Sun, 24 May 2015
  • RESULTS FROM FIGHTS IN DALI
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sun, 24 May 2015
  • John Thompson ready to win Boxcino title tonight
    By , Sun, 24 May 2015
  • SCOUTING AND SPORTING PASSION
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Sat, 23 May 2015
  • DIRRELL, DEGALE READY FOR SATURDAY SHOWDOWN AFTER MAKING WEIGHT
    By , Sat, 23 May 2015
  • MANNY PACQUIAO-AMIR KHAN FIGHT COULD BE HELD IN THE PHILIPPINES
    By , Sat, 23 May 2015
  • CHAMP AWARD FOR PACQUIAO
    By Tonton Alcos-Antogop, Sat, 23 May 2015
  • SHINYA AOKI DEFEATS KOJI ANDO TO RETAIN ONE LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
    By , Sat, 23 May 2015
  • DAVID LEMIEUX AND HASSAN N'DAM MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT
    By , Sat, 23 May 2015
  • GOLDEN BOY LIVE! RETURNS TO PHILADELPHIA ON JUNE 30 FOR A SPECIAL FOX SPORTS 1 AND FOX DEPORTES BROADCAST FROM THE 2300ARENA
    By , Sat, 23 May 2015
  • NBA Playoffs -- Warriors escape late Rockets surge, take 2 - 0 lead in Western Finals.
    By Joan Secuya-Medida, Sat, 23 May 2015
  • NBA Playoffs -- Steph Curry showing MVP stuff
    By Ryan Medida, Sat, 23 May 2015
  • WEIGHTS FROM DALI
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sat, 23 May 2015
  • WEIGHTS FOR BOXCINO 2015 FINALS ON ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS
    By , Fri, 22 May 2015
  • MEXICAN-AMERICAN ALAN SANCHEZ AND CANADIAN WELTERWEIGHT TITLIST STEVE CLAGGETT BATTLE FOR THE VACANT IBA AMERICAN WELTERWEIGHT TITLE ON JUNE 26
    By , Fri, 22 May 2015
  • Arizona Boxing News & Notes With Don Smith: Benavidez Jr. Retains, Ring Debate & Concussions
    By Don Smith, Fri, 22 May 2015
  • ONE: WARRIOR’S QUEST OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN RESULTS
    By , Fri, 22 May 2015
  • WARRIORS’ CURRY AND CAVALIERS’ JAMES UNANIMOUS PICKS FOR 2014-15 ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM
    By , Fri, 22 May 2015
  • PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON NBC FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES & PHOTOS
    By , Fri, 22 May 2015


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2015 philboxing.com.