Heavyweight “GOAT” plans to “make opponent cry” despite Don King fury
The heavyweight clash between Mahmoud Charr and Christopher Lovejoy will go ahead as planned despite a challenge from Don King.
Soon after Charr vs. Lovejoy got announced for May 15, King alleged that Lovejoy was still under contract. He threatened legal action as a result.
Lovejoy disputed that fact and said King was effectively powerless to stop the contest.
As the fight moves towards two weeks left, event organizers EC Boxing revealed an update on the status.
“Mahmoud Charr has been working hard on his ring comeback in his hometown of Cologne for months,” they said, “Although Charr is also known as the “Colossus of Cologne,” he has not boxed there since 2012.
“This will change on May 15th, however, because then the heavyweight, who was named world champion in recess by the WBA, will let his fists fly again.
“The fight takes place Baaden sports studio after a forced break of three and a half years.
“As planned, he will meet the undefeated American Christopher Lovejoy (19 fights, 19 wins, 19 knockouts).”
Charr commented: “I am pleased that we brought the fight to Cologne. I can hardly wait to send Lovejoy on the boards in my hometown.”
Lovejoy, who calls himself the “GOAT” due to his undefeated record, is training hard for Charr. The American is sure he can retire the German-based contender next month.
“Y’all come watch Mahmoud Charr’s last fight on May 15,” he said. “I will retire him. I will embarrass him in his backyard.
“Mark my word, he will cry when he walks out of the ring. Charr will tell his fans he’s sorry that he let them down and that he retires.”
EC added: “The last time the 1.92 m tall man boxed (35 fights, 31 wins, 17 knockouts) in November 2017, he put the Russian Alexander Ustinov in his place in the König Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen.
“Thus, he became the world heavyweight “regular” champion according to the WBA.
“It is important to build on this on May 15 to position yourself for a possible showdown against one of the other world champions in the weight class.”
Promoter Erol Ceylan stated that getting the venue arranged was a relief.
“Mahmoud now has the opportunity to make a statement in the ring.
“We are delighted to see him in action again finally. Cologne is the perfect venue for his comeback, ” said Ceylan, who initially wanted to stage the event in the in-house gym in Hamburg.
“The head of EC Boxing will also send other boxers from his stable into the ring that evening.
“With the heavyweights’ Victor Faust and Christian Hammer as well as the super-lightweight Volkan Gökcek. Three of the most hopeful boxers in the hamburger will enter the quadrangle.”