Rising German star Leon Bauer (14-0-1, 9 KOs) is the latest boxer confirmed for an action-packed fight night on December 8 at the KC Dražen Petrović in Zagreb.
Croatian boxing sensation Filip Hrgović tops the bill, defending his WBC International Heavyweight title against Ecuador’s Ytalo Perea, while female star Ivana Habazin provides chief support with a rematch against Eva Bajic.
Bauer has been touted as one of Germany’s top boxing talents. He made his debut in 2015 at just 16 years of age, and now, undefeated in fifteen professional contests, is the current IBF Youth Super Middleweight World Champion.
Bauer, who is currently teaching himself to speak Croatian, will be boxing outside of Germany for the second time in his career having previously fought at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and will take on Portugal’s Jorge Silva (16-6, 7 KOs) over eight rounds.
“I speak a little bit of Croatian, maybe 30 to 40 percent of the language, but I’m still learning,” said Bauer. “It was my decision to start learning the language a year ago for some mind work. I don’t want to just sit at home when I’m not training, I want to build myself up and continue to learn new things.
“I’ve got a lot of friends who come from The Balkans, and they help me a lot. I’ve also been holidaying in Croatia every year for the last three years, and I enjoy being there a lot. It’s a great place – the food, the people, the view, the sea!
“I’m really looking forward to fighting in Zagreb. I’ll test my boxing ability in the ring and language skills out of the ring, and I hope to win over some new fans!”
The WBC International Heavyweight Championship contest between Filip Hrgović and Ytalo Perea will top an action-packed fight card at the KC Dražen Petrović on December 8 with a full undercard set to be announced.
Tickets start from 150 KN and are available online www.eventim.hr. All the action will be broadcast live and exclusive on RTL in Croatia.