Feigenbutz Targets World Honours After TKO Win
Vincent Feigenbutz (30-2, 27 KOs) celebrated his 30th career
win on Saturday night as the German talent targets World
honours following a fifth-round TKO victory over Przemyslaw
Opalach (27-3, 22 KOs).
In his hometown of Karlsruhe, in front of a sold out crowd
at the Ufgauhalle, Feigenbutz produced a mature performance
that belied his 23 years.
Feigenbutz dominated from the opening bell with a measured
yet powerful display, which saw referee Joerg Milke wave off
proceedings in the fifth round following another vicious
onslaught from the young German.
With 48 knockouts between them, it was unlikely that the
fight, billed as ‘The Battle of Karlsruhe, would go the
distance, and while Feigenbutz improved his impressive 84%
knockout ratio, Opalach suffered his first knockout defeat.
With 2019 getting off to the best possible start, Feigenbutz
plans to continue his impressive rise up the super
middleweight ranks as he sets his sights firmly on World
glory. "My goal is to fight for World titles," said
Feigenbutz. "I want to test myself against the best boxers
in the world, and I believe I am ready!"
"That was another impressive performance from Vince," said
promoter Nisse Sauerland. "He showed his maturity, and
proved once again, why he is one of the most fearsome
punchers in the division. There are a lot of exciting fights
out there for him, and as he showed tonight, he would be a
serious test for any of the big names in the division. It's
now our job to make those fights happen!"
On the undercard, Araik Marutjan produced the KO of the
night as he caught his resilient opponent Islam Teffahi in
the final round with a devastating looping right hand that
had Teffahi asleep before he hit the canvas. The impressive
victory saw the Ulli Wegner trained fighter and 2016
Olympian move to 8-0.