Boesel, Fornling clash Nov 16 for IBO belt

It was announced this week that European light heavyweight champion Dominic Boesel (29-1, 11 KOs) will challenge IBO beltholder Sven Fornling (15-1, 7 KOs) on November 16 at the Halle Messe Arena in Halle/Saale, Germany. Bösel is currently rated #3 by the WBA, IBF and WBO, and #5 by the WBC. Fornling is rated #4 by the WBA and #5 by the IBF.

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Dominic Boesel: “He’s the IBO world champion, we box for this title. I’m the European champion and if I have to, I’ll my Euro belt on the line too. I want to finally reach for the big title, the world title chance. I’ve been training for this fight since April. I’ve been boxing for 25 years, I’m finally going for the sausage!”

Sven Fornling: “I train hard, I’m a fighter. Years ago I sparred with Boesel. He is a well-trained fighter, a technician. But the fight will be a very tough fight for him. A lot of Vikings will come here to Halle, so you can expect a lot of Fornling fans and I can rely on them here on foreign soil. I’m going to let my hands do the talking. I’m coming with the belt and I’m going to leave with the belt!”

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  • Both are good B fighters, with the winner being one step closer to a big fight.

    They have one good opponent in common: Karo Murat, whom Fornling just beat. Boesel lost to Murat by TKO. Aside of that, neither of them has fought other B or A fighters yet.

    Good match up. A toss up fight, with the winner moving up in the rankings, possibly top 10-12 (in case of a decisive win). Its such a high quality division at the moment, that neither of them will have much chance to stay in the top 20 for long. Undefeated boxers like Buatsi, Abdugofurov, etc. are coming up fast. This division is brutal for anyone who wants to get to the top and stay there.

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