Smith vs Braehmer set for February 24th
The second semi-final bout in the super middleweight edition of the World Boxing Super Series between Callum Smith (23-0, 17 KOs) and Juergen Braehmer (49-3, 35 KOs) will place at the Arena Nürnberger Versicherung, Germany on February 24th.
Both 27-year-old Smith and 39-year-old Braehmer looked good in their quarter-final performances last year.
Britain’s Smith claimed a 116-112, 117-110, 117-111 victory on the judges’ cards and advanced to the semi-final after a thrilling match against Erik Skoglund.
Braehmer beat American Rob Brant in dominant fashion, with the judges scoring it 119-109, 118-110 and 116-112 in favor of the former light heavyweight world titleholder.
“I believe I will beat Jurgen Braehmer anywhere in the world and it is a nice away trip for my fans,” said 27-year-old Callum Smith before adding: “I am the better man, the younger, fresher man, and I believe I will do what needs to be done to get to the final.”
“I am looking forward to the fight,” said 39-year-old Braehmer.
“Callum is a good fighter, but I feel confident that I will win this fight. I am in this tournament because I strongly believe I have the ability to win it. Next step towards my goal is a victory in Nuremberg.”
Smith’s team had voiced displeasure earlier this week at the thought of having to go to Germany to fight Braehmer. When asked about it today they chose to remain “hopeful of a fair result”.
By: Chris Henderson