Anthony ‘Can You Dig It’ Yigit (12-0-1, 5 KOs) aims to prove he is ready to rule the European light welterweight scene by beating Timo Schwarzkopf (14-0, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the StadtHalle in Rostock.
The Stockholm-fighter faces the undefeated German on the undercard of Juergen Braehmer’s WBA World Light Heavyweight title defence against Robin Krasniqi. Having already cleaned up the Scandinavian light welterweight division, with victories over Danish rivals Kim Poulsen and Kasper Bruun, the London 2012 Olympian has set his sights on Europe’s elite.
”Schwarzkopf is a capable fighter,” said Yigit. ”He’s strong and his record speaks for itself. But I’m a better fighter and I will show that in the ring. I’ve already proven I’m the best in Scandinavia and now I’m going to prove I’m the best in Europe.
”I believe in myself. I know what I’m capable of and what I can achieve. I’m always looking towards the future. I want to be the best, I want to win world titles and this fight is another step forward for me.
”I’m excited! By beating Schwarzkopf I will prove that I belong amongst the best in Europe. To get a chance to do it on such a big show gives me even more motivation. On Saturday night, I’m going to show the German fans what I’m all about, and I guarantee they’re going to ‘Dig It’.”
The Moment of Truth: Braehmer vs. Krasniqi featuring the light welterweight showdown between Yigit and Schwarzkopf is available to watch live on TV10 in Sweden, SAT.1 in Germany and Sky Sports in the UK.