Philippines, 21 Aug 2014
  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

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  


Quality Ukrainian line-up to battle visiting Germany

PhilBoxing.com


Lausanne, Switzerland, 30 January 2013 - The Acco International Exhibition Center in Kiev will be treated to a true boxing spectacle this Friday 1 February (20:00 local time) when Ukraine Otamans host the German Eagles in this mouth-watering World Series of Boxing (WSB) Group B clash. World and Olympic Champion Oleksandr Usyk will be the star attraction on the night alongside Olympic silver medallist Denys Berinchyk. Dmytro Mytrofanov, who has so far excelled this season, will also get another chance to showcase his immense talent when he takes to the ring in the third bout of the match.

Diminutive Ukrainian Bantamweight (50-54kg) Ivan Ilnytskyy will go in search of his first career WSB victory in the evening's opening contest when he locks horns with 20-year-old Dane Mohamad Ismail Sadik. Ilnytskyy always shows great heart and there is never any faulting his endeavour but his small frame puts him at quite some disadvantage against taller opponents, so he will come into his fight versus the Eagles' newcomer as the slight underdog.



There will be huge anticipation around the Lightweight (57-61kg) encounter with World and Olympic silver medallist Berinchyk making his WSB debut against German orthodox Artur Schmidt. The 24-year-old Ukrainian is a no-nonsense fighter who relishes a battle at close quarters and delivers some of the most punishing hits around. His explosive style will sure to give the fans a great show. Schmidt is returning to the WSB ranks after a season away from the competition and the 27-year-old is guaranteed to find himself in one the toughest fights of his career.

Berinchyk told us, "We want to win, nothing less will do at this stage of the season. The training has been great and we are feeling extremely confident about a victory against Germany".

Germany's Schmidt was also looking forward to the bout, stating, "I am delighted to be back in WSB, it is a quality competition. I enjoy switching stance a lot and I will use that to unsettle my opponent. I boxed and won the WSB Team Trophy with Paris United in season one which was a fantastic experience, but being able to box for my country is an even greater honour. I cannot wait to face Berinchyk".

The impressive Mytrofanov, who pushed Middleweight (68-73kg) king Sergiy Derevyanchenko all the way before inflicting a first career WSB defeat on William McLaughlin in his previous two appearances this season, will then be pitted against the Eagles' Moldovan southpaw Vasilii Belous. The Ukrainian will now want to continue his winning streak, but he will have to box clever against an experienced and taller opponent.

After losing by split decision the last time out, the Otamans' 27-year-old Denys Poyatsyka will be seeking to get back to winning ways when he faces Xhek Paskali, who has just moved up to Light Heavyweight (80-85kg), in the penultimate contest of the night. Poyatsyka was disappointed to lose to Imre Szello in his previous appearance in the competition and will be looking to make home advantage count here. His 22-year-old German rival should struggle against his height and power.

Paskali was bullish about his chances, saying, "I have studied a lot of footage of Poyatsyka in order to get maximum preparation. The structure of my training puts me in a very positive frame of mind for this fight. The Otamans are very strong but we are confident of springing a surprise or two".

The big focus of the match will of course be on the Heavyweight (91+kg) showdown between Otamans superstar Usyk and 22-year-old German orthodox Eric Brechlin. The overwhelming favourite for this one is the Ukrainian southpaw, who mixes sublime technique with devastating power. Brechlin will have to find something really special to have any chance of claiming victory.

When quizzed about his thoughts on the match, Usyk declared, "As a team, we are slowly finding our feet in the competition but we are confident that as a unit we can overcome the challenge of the Germans. I have been working hard in the gym and want to build on my previous victory against Fa. I have been studying Brechlin's fights online in order to be as prepared as possible. Once thing is for sure, I am in good spirits and will put on a show for the fans".

With such an array of talent in their ranks, the Ukraine Otamans should move a step closer to qualification for the knockout stages whereas Germany needs the win to stay within touching of fourth place in the Group.


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


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • REYES SPENDS SLEEPLESS NIGHTS AS INJURIES TO CASTRO, PAUL LEE CAUSE CONCERN
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 21 Aug 2014
  • GILAS UNDER 18 TEAM ROUTS JORDAN BY 25 POINTS, GIVES FILIPINOS SOMETHING TO CHEER ABOUT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 21 Aug 2014
  • NBA -- Bulls hope veteran Aaron Brooks can make a difference
    By Kevin Gonzalez, Thu, 21 Aug 2014
  • Donaire takes the #IceBucketChallenge plunge
    By Rich Mazon , Wed, 20 Aug 2014
  • Tello Arrives in Shanghai For Petalcorin WBA Battle
    By Carlos Costa, Wed, 20 Aug 2014
  • NBA -- Brandon Knight runs free camp in Milwaukee
    By Nick Osen, Wed, 20 Aug 2014
  • PETALCORIN READY FOR HIS WBA LIGHT FLYWEIGHT INTERIM TITLE
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 20 Aug 2014
  • Gingras-McCreedy main event, plus young stars, headline upcoming boxing event Sept. 12
    By , Wed, 20 Aug 2014
  • New wave of Canadian prospects Showcased last weekend by Eye of the Tiger Management
    By , Wed, 20 Aug 2014
  • PHILIPPINE BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION MONICO LAURENTE LOSES IN TOKYO
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 20 Aug 2014
  • Tibay ng Pinoy 4 at Almendras gym
    By Lito delos Reyes, Tue, 19 Aug 2014
  • Algieri issues #IceBucketChallenge to Pacquiao
    By Rich Mazon , Tue, 19 Aug 2014
  • ALGIERI IS ALWAYS THE UNDERDOG IN HIS THREE MAJOR FIGHTS
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Tue, 19 Aug 2014
  • MARCOS MAIDANA, LEO SANTA CRUZ & ALFREDO ANGULO HOST MEDIA ROUNTABLE IN CARSON, CALIF., AHEAD OF "MAYHEM: MAYWEATHER VS. MAIDANA 2"
    By , Tue, 19 Aug 2014
  • FOUR BOUTS ADDED TO ONE FC: RISE OF THE KINGDOM
    By , Tue, 19 Aug 2014
  • Olympic Gold Medalist Satoshi Ishii fighting Nov 11th on M-1 Challenge in China
    By , Tue, 19 Aug 2014
  • Campillo Looking for his Next 'Dance' Partner
    By , Tue, 19 Aug 2014
  • Reveco and Vor Saengthep To Unify WBA Flyweight World Title
    By Carlos Costa, Tue, 19 Aug 2014
  • BLATCHE RETURNS FOR GAME AGAINST BASQUE NATIONAL TEAM BUT LEE STILL SIDELINED
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 19 Aug 2014
  • PACQUIAO-BROOK FIGHT TALK EMERGES FOLLOWING BROOK’S IMPRESSIVE WIN OVER SHAWN PORTER
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Mon, 18 Aug 2014
  • Gilas Pilipinas: Defensive anemia exposed
    By Recah Trinidad, Mon, 18 Aug 2014
  • THREE WINNERS IN ONE FIGHT: PORTER VS. BROOK
    By Reni M. Valenzuela, Mon, 18 Aug 2014
  • GILAS PILIPINAS MINUS BLATCHE AND PAUL LEE ARE CRUSHED BY UKRAINE
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Mon, 18 Aug 2014
  • CHITO SALUD BARES PLANS FOR UPCOMING PBA SEASON
    By Eddie Alinea, Mon, 18 Aug 2014


  •  




     
    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
    © 2014 philboxing.com.