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Kreiskott Bids Farewell! - The Last Fight Of A Local Hero!
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PREVIEW   Photo: World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Heavyweight Champion Werner Kreiskott.

On Saturday October 14, curtains will fall on an extraordinary career when World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Heavyweight Champion Werner Kreiskott, 24-19-2 (17), enters the ring for the very last time, win or lose, in a defense of his title at the Unihalle in Wuppertal, Germany.

If victorious, against an opponent still to be confirmed, local hero Kreiskott (38) will secure his twenty-fifth triumph since turning professional in 2006. But the extraordinary part is that in his first six years he campaigned as a journeyman, and complied a 12-19-1 record, fighting the likes of Willi Fischer, Michael Sprott and Ruslan Chagaev.

However an unexpected victory over Mike Tyson-conqueror Danny Williams in December of 2012 turned everything around for him and he developed into a championship calibre fighter. In fact, he has not lost a fight since going seven tough rounds with former WBA World Champion Chagaev over five years ago.

His record since Chagaev is 12-0-1 (8). In December of 2014 he won the IBF East/West Europe title, and in June of 2016 he added the World Boxing Federation (WBF) International crown with a sixth round stoppage of Bosnian Drazan Janjanin.

He retained the WBF title last February by beating hard-punching Epifanio Mendoza from Colombia, and now the time has come to leave the sport on a high note, on his own terms, before focusing on other things in life, such as promoting other local boxers.

Also on the card, undefeated Sherif Morina, 5-0 (3), will attempt to win his first professional championship when he squares off with experienced former Tanzanian Champion Saidi Mundi, 20-4-1 (12), for the vacant WBF International Welterweight title.

27-year-old Morina, from nearby Dinslaken, has only been a pro for little over a year, while Mundi (28), a winner in six of his last seven outings, has boxed in the paid ranks more than six years and enters his fourth championship bout. He is clearly the Kosovo-born man’s stiffest test to date.

The End – The Last Fight Of A Local Hero”, on October 14 at Unihalle in Wuppertal, will be promoted by Werner Kreiskott and his Fight Club Wuppertal.

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