Michael Effert meets Jean Pascal in Canada – Sport im Allgauss

Michael Effert meets Jean Pascal in Canada - Sport im Allgauss

Boxer Michael Eifert’s most important fight to date will take place in Canada in early 2023. How does Kemptner prepare.

Tobias Gigerich

04.11.2022 | As of: 6:00 PM

Now it’s certain: his most important fighting journey of all time will take boxer Michael Eifert to Canada. Beginning next year, the 24-year-old will compete in the International Boxing Federation’s (IBF) “Eliminator Fight” as a challenger to Jean Pascal. The duel will probably take place in Toronto or Montreal in January.

IBF boxing match to be held in Canada in early 2023

For Eifert, who fought for the Magdeburg SES boxing stable, this is the first fight outside Europe. Born in Bautzen, he fought most of his fights in Germany, with only two fights abroad – in the Czech Republic and Albania. Responsible people this week agreed on the details of the fight against Pascal (36 victories in 43 fights, 20 by knockouts). As a result, there was no auction of hosting rights.

Effort (eleven wins in twelve matches, four by knockout) himself is looking forward to his first appearance at international level. “It’s going to be a really tough job. But I’m happy,” says Effert. “Plus, I’ve never been to North America.”

Michael Effert is an outsider against Jean Pascal

Against 40-year-old Pascal, the light-heavyweight would be an underdog, but a victory in Canada would give him the right to fight for the world title. Effert would not fight again until a duel against Haiti-born Pascal, who also has Canadian citizenship. “It’s set by the association. I’m currently training three times a day, that too will be a workload for the next few weeks,” Effert says.

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Kemptner, who is coached by Ali Selick, is the current “IBF Intercontinental Champion” and has previously been the IBF, WBO and WBC Junior World Champion as well as the German Champion. Here, too, Effert occasionally met experienced opponents – but none of the quality of Pascal, who has been a professional since 2005 and became WBF world champion for the first time in 2009.

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