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|May conqueror Stefan Angehrn looking for big fight: Fabian Weber|
European cruiserweight contender Stefan Angehrn is looking for a big fight in the near future after taking some time off in the last year. The 34-year-old Swiss is ranked highly by all world boxing bodies and is dying to step back into the ring.
Angehrn twice fought Ralf Rocchiani for the German's WBO cruiserweight title in 1996 and 1997, missing close decisions both times.
Angehrn's best win came in December of 1997, when he stopped the highly favored former Olympic gold medal champion Torsten May, who's only previous loss had come in a world title fight against Adolpho Washington. Behind on the scorecards against his technical superior opponent the brave and well conditioned Angehrn upped the pace in round seven and forced a demoralized May to resign midway through round nine.
Afterwards Angehrn, in his to date last fight, outboxed American Dan Ward over 12 rounds in September of 1998 to capture the vacant IBF intercontinental cruiserweight title (photo right). The Swiss also earned a 12-round draw against Russian Muslim Biarslanov earlier in his career, the man who later became a mandatory challenger of Dariusz Michalczewski.
In 1995 Angehrn was scheduled to challenge Virgil Hill for the American's WBA world light heavyweight title. However, eight days before the fight should have taken place the event was canceled due to financial problems of the Swiss promoter.
Stefan Angehrn's current record stands at 19 wins, 4 losses and one draw with 11 knockouts. (For more information visit the website of Team Stefan Angehrn at http://www.stefan-angehrn.com.)
The Swiss is currently ranked #6 by the WBC, #9 by the WBA and #11 by the IBF. In December of 1998, Angehrn was #10 of the independent rankings of The Ring.
"I would like to get a big fight against either Vassiliy Jirov, Fabrice Tiozzo or Thomas Hearns", Angehrn states, naming the IBF and WBA cruiserweight world champions and Hearns, the living legend. "Despite of my recent ring inactivity I trained all the time and I'm in good shape. I can be in fight shape in five or six weeks", the highly intelligent Angehrn (IQ 142.5), who is completely self-managed, continues.
"I'm also open for suggestions other than those three that I mentioned and I'm willing to travel. But the money offered must be right, because I have a good name in my division and I'm ranked highly by all the world boxing organizations."
Team Stefan Angehrn
German Boxing News
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