Originally from Cameroon but based in Germany for his entire professional career, Donfack won the WBF World title in May 2014 with a tenth round stoppage of Argentinean Javier Alberto Mamani, and successfully defended five months later with a unanimous decision over German Christian Pawlak.
The 35-year-old Berlin-resident stayed busy this past May with a victory over undefeated Swede Oscar Ahlin (12-0), whom he thoroughly dominated to earn a unanimous decision in Denmark. With six victories in a row, Donfack is reportedly well up for the task at hand in Colombia.
Former WBF International Champion Alexander Brand (38) will finally get a crack at world honors, after turning professional in 2009 and beating every foe put in front of him, except one. In May 2012 he lost a split decision to current WBC World Champion Badou Jack in Las Vegas, a fight many felt he deserved to win.
Since then he has put together a six-fight winning streak against good opposition, including a convincing shut-out decision over South African former WBF world champion William Gare to lift the WBF International crown in October 2012.
Having fought outside of Germany on eleven previous occasions, Donfack will not be fazed by taking on Brand on his home turf, and Brand is bound to be inspired by the backing of his local fans. Both boxers are hungry for continued success, and everything points towards a very exciting night of boxing in Bogota on August 9.