Juergen Braehmer (44-2, 32 KOs) and Pawel Glazewski (23-2, 5 KOs) exchanged words at today’s final press conference, with both men confident of victory ahead of their WBA World Light Heavyweight Championship showdown on Saturday night (December 6) at the EWE Arena in Oldenburg, Germany.
‘’It’s every boxer’s dream to be in my position and hold a world championship belt,’’ said Braehmer. ‘’Glazewski is no different. He wants what I have, and I expect him to do everything he can to try and take it from me. However, I’m well prepared. I know what I need to do and on Saturday night I will retain my title.’’
Braehmer recently became a father for a second time, but rather than distract from the task at hand, the German champion revealed this will give him an added incentive on Saturday night. ‘’Becoming a father again has given me even more motivation. I’m fighting for my family, so there is no way I’m going to lose!’’
Braehmer’s confidence is shared by the Polish challenger, who is promising an upset in Oldenburg. ‘’I have nothing to lose and everything to gain,’’ said Glazewski. ‘’Braehmer should enjoy his final moments with the belt, as I’ve come here to win. I will be crowned world champion on Saturday.’’
Said promoter Kalle Sauerland: ‘’It’s going to be an emotional night. This is the last show with our current German TV broadcaster ARD before we enter a new era with Sat One. I’m sure the main event will live up to the occasion. It’s an important fight for Juergen, come through this unscathed and we will be pushing for a big unification fight in 2015.’’