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Samir Nebo, Sadam Sascha Kerimov co-feature in Germany this weekend

Heavyweight puncher Samir Nebo, 7-1-1 (7), will take on Belorussian Andrei Mazanik, 12-6 (9), for the vacant WBF Intercontinental title, in a match-up between two boxers who turned their careers around after a tough start to their campaigns.

Nebo, born in Cafa in Montenegro but based in Torgau, Germany for many years, lost his professional debut by knockout and only managed to get a draw in his second bout. But since then he has been on a roll, and stopped seven opponents in a row.

Despite a good start where he won his first three outings, Mazanik held a less-than-impressive 5-6 record after eleven fights. But he too has managed to get back on track with seven straight victories, five of which has come inside the scheduled distance.

The co-featured bout will be a clash of heavy-handed undefeated bangers, as Kazakhstan-born Sadam Sascha Kerimov, 14-0 (14) squares off with Timur Zaslavskiy, 6-0 (5), originally from Uzbekistan, for the vacant WBF International Light Heavyweight title.

Still only 22 years of age, Kerimov has been impressive since turning pro at seventeen in March 2012. While he only fought twice in 2015, winning both in the first round, he proved his big potential by stopping battle-tested former WBF Intercontinental champion Victor Dick in five rounds in December 2014.

For Timur Zaslavskiy, it will be his first title fight. Despite being five years older than his opponent, he is less experienced but known to be a dangerous and aggressive boxer, especially in the early rounds. Four of his five stoppage-victories has come in the opening round, while the fifth came in round two.

With thirty-five combined knockouts in thirty-nine combined victories, the fans in Tangerhuette are guaranteed plenty of drama in the two WBF title fights on April 30. In evenly matched bouts like these, with so much power involved, the results could go either way.