Daniele Scardina earns a hard-fought victory over Juergen Doberstein
Undefeated super middleweight Daniele “King Toretto” Scardina (20-0, 16ko) picked up a good win in a tough fight against veteran Juergen “Dobermann” Doberstein (26-5-1, 7ko). Next up could be a match against a ranked fighter in the division.
King Toretto got his money’s worth in a battle against Dobermann. It was a fierce back-and-forth battle that had the Italian crowd on their feet cheering for the hometown fighter in Scardina. From the start of the bell, the action was fierce. Scardina conclusively landed the more devastating punches. However, Doberstein showed tremendous heart. He kept coming back with lightning-fast left and right hooks throughout the fight.
As the fight continued, King Toretto was enforcing his will. He pressed forward with no regard for getting hurt while landing crowd-pleasing right and left uppercuts. Despite giving a valiant effort, the veteran fighter made one last stand before the corner called for the stoppage at the end of the fourth round.
Scardina’s punching power was the difference in this fight. He picks up the vacant WBO Inter-Continental title and is the second fighter to have stopped Dobermann. He also captured the IBF international title, and the EBU European Union title. This explains having a ranking of #13 by both IBF and WBO, and the #15 spot with the WBA.
WHAT IS NEXT?
King Toretto would like nothing more than to add his name to the list of Italian fighters to have won world championships in the Super middleweight division. Fighters like Cristian Sanavia, Mauro Galvano, and Vincenzo Nardiello all have won the WBC, while Giovanni De Carolis once held the WBA ‘regular’ title.
Scardina is in a talent-rich division, and the climb to the top will be difficult. Right now, the boxing world is waiting to see who will come out the undisputed divisional champion when unified champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and IBF champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant meet on November 6.
However, he could test himself against some quality former world champions. A fight against former IBF champions Caleb Truax and Jose Uzcategui would be a good test. Providing a victory, he would get a huge boost in the rankings. He can even challenge former WBA Interim titlist Lennox Allen
Whatever the next move is going to be, Scardina has plenty of options. At the age of 29, the time to make a move is now.
By: Garrisson Bland