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May 19th German Card Results
On May 19th in Germany, in Hamburg at the Color Line Arena, Thomas Ulrich (30-3-0 20KOs) wa strying to stay on teh winning track following his 2 defeats against top Light Heavyweight fighters Zsolt Erdei and Tomasz Adamek.

Ulrich was fighting for the EBU (european) Light Heavyweight Title against Italian Leonardo Turchi (19-3-3 6KOs), a 34 years old, 5 feet 11 inches opponent who climbed up the ranks by regaining the Italian Light Heavyweight title for the second time. Turchi basicaly never won against at a higher class of opposition than the national Italian Light Heavyweight title level. In fact , Turchi won the Italian Light Heavyweight title tehf irst time he fought for it, defended it once to then lose in the teh rematch against Saiani (19-11-1), the fighter he had originaly won it against on points. He then lost by KO for the IBF mediteranean title against Tatangelo (8-1-0) , and had two consecutive draws in the second and third fight against Tatangelo for recapturing the Italian Light Heavyweight title which he finaly did in their fourth fight with a clear unanimous decision. Turchi was clearly not on the level of Ulrich, and it was evidence as soon as the first bell rang.

Ulrich quickly dominated, imposed his pace, and in the first round, applied his strenght and power with a quick exchange.

Thomas Ulrich Vs Leonardo Turchi 1st Rnd TKO

Also on that great card, tough Juergen Braehmer (29-1-0 23KOs) was fighting Hector Javier Velazco (35-6-1 16KOs) for the vacant WBO inter-continental Super middleweight title. Velazco is used to fight in germany, with losses against Felix Sturm (SD) and Arthur Abraham (5th Rnd KO), and also a loss against Mariano Natalio Carrera who had recently upsetted Javier Catillejo to finally being tested positive for steroids.

Abraham vs Velazco

This was a possible quick fight for hard punching Braehmer, Velazco showed he had problems with top level opposition in the past, and this was a solid test for him against a really tough opponent. Braehmer`s style is not the usual upward conservative german boxing style. He is totally the opposite, entertaining, wild , aggressive, offensive, and a very powerful lefty with a softer that provides excitment, drama, and very very entertaining fights!

Braehmer Vs Mora

Well Velazco proved he had all the tools to be effective against braehmer. He began the fight like he usualy does, slow paced, patient, throwing wild looping slow overhand shots while walking towards braehmer.

Braehmer vs Velazco

Braehmer displayed all his punching skills by throwing his powerful left hands, countering with speed.

Braehmer vs Velazco

Velazco`s wild shots finally ended up catching Braehmer`s sensible chin in the 5th and knocking him down.

Braehmer vs Velazco

Braehmer recuperated but was hurted sevral time during teh fight. Velazco even though being slow and throwing wide gave an honest effort, and the german crowd ended up booing Braehmer when they announced he won by unanimous decision.

Braehmer vs Velazco

Also on the card that night in Germany, the rematch between Heavyweight Wladimir Virchis (23-1-0 19KOs) and Paolo Vidoz (23-4-0 12KOs). Virchis had won the first fight by 6th round KO. Vidoz was the most active fighter since then with two fights that he won by decision in Italy while Virchis fought once and won by 3rd round KO. Virchis`s only loss is a majority decision against Heavyweight Champion Ruslan Chagaev.

Virchis Vs Vidoz II

Again, Virchis left no doubt in the ring, he dominated vidoz, this time not by Knocking him out, but by a unanimous decision. Virchis reaffirmed that he is still a strong and dangerous contender in the heavyweight division with 2 victories against Vidoz, sprott, bidenko, clouser, francis... We should see and hear more and more about him in the future.

Also on this stacked undercard, the extremely talented lefty undefeated boxing technician Sergiy Dzinziruk (34-0-0 22KOs) was fighting another undefeated fighter Carlos Nascimento (16-0-0 13KOs) for the WBO light middleweight title. Nascimento fought on a few Eurosport european boxing cards in the past an dalways displayed nice skills, determination, and good decent power.

Dzinziruk displayed all his superb boxing skills, outclassing his opponent in every aspect of the game. Nascimento tried to impose his determination by setting the pace, but Dzinziruk as usual imposed his very effective jab, and double jab. Nascimento simply couldnt compete with the world class hand speed and precision of Dzinziruk who ended the fight in brutal fashion with a quick flurry that resulted in Nascimento going through the ropes.

Dzinziruk Vs Nascimento Rnd 11

Another super middleweight fight on the undercard, Lukas Wilaschek (17-0-0 6KOs) was fighting Ali Yildirim (10-3-0 9KOs) for the German International Super Middleweight title.This was a very interesting battle, and closer than expected to be. The judges gave a unanimous decision to Wliaschek 97-93 96-94 and 97-93. This is Wilaschek first title.

Wilaschek Vs Yildirim HL
Article By: Astor