Maccarinelli in ‘advanced talks’ to face WBA title holder Braehmer

Phil Jay 28/01/2014

WBN has been informed that former world cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli stands on the verge of challenging for another recognised title after holding talks with German Juergen Braehmer’s team.

According to Maccarinelli’s media representative Neil Navarra, talks with the WBA light-heavyweight title holder have reached an advanced stage, although reports the deal is already done are slightly premature.

If a deal can be concluded with Braehmer over the next round of talks, the 33 year-old Welshman Maccarinelli will then travel to Germany for the clash, which is touted to take place in early April.

The Swansea man once reigned at 200lbs with the WBO between 2006 and 2008 until dethroned by compatriot David Haye and has since dropped the necessary 25lbs to pick up the Commonwealth belt at 175lbs.

Three stoppage wins on the spin have positioned Maccarinelli to potentially complete a remarkable comeback six years after his last world title bout and more is expected to come to light once the ex-Lonsdale Belt holder returns from a short break.

“At this moment nothing has been officially released (on the Braehmer fight), but talks are at an advanced stage,” Navarra told World Boxing News.

“Right now, Enzo is having a few days off with his family in Italy and all will be sorted upon his return. Enzo is as hungry and driven as I have ever seen him and we hope to confirm something soon,” he added.

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