Enrico Koelling ready to push on despite diabetes diagnosis

Sauerland 01/04/2016

Sebastian Heger

Enrico Koelling (20-1, 6 KOs) is back in the title race on April 9 when he faces Oleksandr Cherviak (15-5-1, 5 KOs) for the vacant WBA Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Championship at the MBS Arena in Potsdam, Germany.

The Berlin boxer, who was last year diagnosed with diabetes, is eager to get his promising career back on track by reclaiming the WBA Intercontinental title he lost to Mirco Ricci in February 2015.

‘’That was the worst night of my career,’’ said Koelling, who has since recorded four consecutive victories. ‘’But I have learnt to turn this negative into a positive, and now, I’m ready to take back my title and continue my journey to the top of the light heavyweight division.’’

Koelling’s coach Karsten Roewer believes his boxer is ready to take up the challenge. ‘’Enrico has shown vast improvements since that night in Berlin. It is notable that Ricci lost his last fight to Serhiy Demchenko, a man Enrico beat in December. If Enrico boxes to the best of his ability, I’m confident he can defeat Cherviak and be crowned champion again.’’

‘’I have prepared long and hard for this fight,’’ adds Koelling. ‘’And after studying many hours of Cherviak’s fights, I know his fighting style by heart, and I know what I must do to win!’’

Tickets for the Team Sauerland show on April 9 at the MBS Arena in Potsdam are available online via www.tickethall.de and www.eventim.de or by calling the ticket hotline on (+49) 1806-570044.