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Unterschleißheim to Host Boxing Event 

This young boxer has created a real buzz about his potential. Photo: Tony Mayger

The number-one English-speaking source for European boxing Tony Mayger previews an eagerly anticipated boxing event in the Munich area this week.

Wikipedia describes The Ring of Fire as being “an area where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur in the basin of the Pacific Ocean.” It’s a region of violent activity where the earth’s seismic energy builds up to enormous pressure and is then released into the atmosphere, often in spectacular fashion.

This Friday, February 7th at the Bürgerhaus, Unterschleißheim a different kind of natural power will be on display, but one that will also involve the spectacular.

Under the banner “Ring of Fire”, an evening of amateur and professional boxing, kickboxing, thai boxing and K1 combat has been organised for Munich’s fighting fans. The German heavyweight K1 championship will be contested along with lightweight boxing sensation James Chereji, whose stunning win over Belmin Skomorac in Dachau last year was a “Knockout of the Year” contender.

After just five fights it’s perhaps too early to tell for sure but 19-year old Chereji looks like he’s on the road to success. The Romanian teenager showed maturity and composure beyond his years, patiently stalking Skomorac before landing a devastating hook in the second round to knock out the Bosnian debutant in spectacular fashion.

Chereji has gone five fights unbeaten since turning professional in April 2013, with four knockouts to his name. He is set for a step up in class when he faces Hungarian Csaba Toth (11-21-0) on Friday. During his 32 contests as a pro, Toth has shared the ring with English champion and Prizefighter winner Terry Flanagan.

Action gets underway at 8pm at Bürgerhaus Unterschleißheim,

Rathausplatz 1, 85716, Unterschleißheim. Ticket details for “Ring of Fire” are available from Fight Power Academy (0152 33645074) or by visiting their website.

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