Removed just a few days from her 15th birthday, Ranee Schroeder made boxing history last December by becoming the world’s youngest promoter, staging a couple of WBF and UBO title bouts in her hometown of Bielefeld, Germany.
Well, it wasn’t a one-off, as it emerges now that Ranee has penciled in a 12-round World Boxing Federation (WBF) world championship bout to headline a show at the renowned Essen Fairgrounds in the City of Essen, on Saturday November 18.
The event is staged in conjunction with the German Boxing Association (GBA), and the 10th-grade teenage promoter has lined up Berlin Cruiserweight Serdar Sahin, 26-2 (17 KO’s), to vie for the currently vacant WBF world title against an opponent to be announced soon.
“I have two or three options at the moment,” explains Ranee, “but it’s good working with Serdar, who is easy-going and has brought in some sponsors to help the show.”
Ranee grew up in boxing, because her father Olaf is involved in the sport for more than 30 years, and she has always had a keen interest. Unfazed by the fact that promoting her second show before she has celebrated her 16th birthday, Ranee has shown maturity way beyond her age.