Rob Brant vs Juergen Braehmer Preview Oct. 27th
The super middleweight quarterfinals of the World Boxing Super Series continue this Friday, October 27th in Schwerin, Germany where hometown favourite and former WBA Light heavyweight Champion Juergen Braehmer meets unbeaten Rob Brant of Saint Paul, Minnesota The 12-round bout can be seen live on Super Channel in Canada and ITV Box Office in the UK. The Audience Network will show it on tape delay in the U.S. Braehmer last fought a year ago when he was stopped by Nathan Cleverly after the sixth round. Brant’s last fight took place in January when he stopped Alexis Hloros in the first round.
Brant vs Braehmer Betting Odds
- Juergen Braehmer +110
- Rob Brant -130
The 39-year-old Braehmer won the WBA Light Heavyweight Crown by beating Marcus Oliveira in December of 2013. The southpaw climbs into the ring with an impressive record of 48-3 with 35 Kos. Braehmer hasn’t been facing any world beaters lately as he defended his crown against Konni Konrad, Robin Krasniqi, Pawel Glazewski, Roberto Feliciano Bolonti and Enzo Maccarinelli before losing it to Cleverly. Even though he’s faced mostly Grade B opponents over the years, Braehmer does possess pretty good power in his punches.
Braehmer stands just under 6-feet tall with a 71.5-inch reach. His knockout percentage is currently 69 per cent and he has 291 rounds under his belt since turning pro in 1999. His first loss came to Mario Veit in 2006 by way of a 12-round majority decision and his second defeat was a 12-round unanimous decision in 2008 to Hugo Hernan Garay. Braehmer is a decent boxer with a good jab and enough power to stop most opponents, but he’s yet to be tested by truly elite boxer. He’ll also have some ring rust to deal with as he’s been out of action for 12 months.
Brant is a 27-year-old who’s basically fought most of his career in the middleweight division. He’s got a perfect record of 22-0 with 15 Kos since turning pro back in 2012. He’s the same height as Braehmer, but has a slight one-inch reach disadvantage. He’s shown pretty good power up to know with a current knockout ratio of 68 per cent, which is more or less the same as Braehmer’s. Brant has fought a steady diet of Grade B boxers and will be stepping up in class on Saturday when he takes on the aging ex world champion in his own backyard.
Brant fought as a light heavyweight for a lot of his amateur career and was quite successful. He started boxing at the age of 16 and won several Golden Gloves titles as a youngster and was also the U.S. National champion in 2009. He’s also won a couple of regional and minor titles as a pro. Brant has been brought along very slowly as a pro though and hasn’t fought enough top-tier opponents as of yet. He has the skills and power to compete with them and will get his chance to show the world what he has on Friday.
Braehmer has the skills and power to stop limited opponents, but Brant could pose a bigger problem due to his 12-year age advantage as well as his power and amateur pedigree. Braehmer can definitely take a punch as he’s never really been stopped. He had to retire against Cleverly due to an arm injury. He’s also going to have experience and the fans on his side. However, Braehmer has been inactive for a year and that won’t help. This is a tough call, but due to his youth and power and since this is Brant’s chance to make a name for himself I’ll go with him.
Braehmer’s age and inactivity won’t help.
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