German middleweight Jack Culcay (28-4, 13 KOs) has officially been scheduled to return to action on August 28th, where he’ll face fellow countryman Abass Baraou (9-0, 6 KOs) at the Havel Studios in Berlin.
Baraou, 25, will be fighting for the first time with Adam Booth as his lead trainer and is riding a four-fight stoppage streak, most recently stopping Abraham Juarez in Hamburg this past January. Speaking to RingTV about the bout, Baraou expressed his excitement for the opportunity.
“I am really looking forward to the fight and I’m more than ready” said Baraou. “I would also like to thank the Sauerland team for the trust they have placed in me. Jack is a big fighter with a lot of experience, but I’m sure I can and will beat him. I will leave nothing to chance on the way to becoming number one in Germany.”
Culcay, 34, has most recently won three straight fights since dropping a decision to Sergiy Derevyanchenko in April of last year. He says he expects some fireworks for the fans watching.
“It will be a great battle for the fans and a tough battle between the best [junior middleweight] fighters in Germany,” said Culcay. “I am number one in the German rankings and it will stay that way even after the fight. Thank you AGON Sports & Events for fulfilling my wish. Let’s win this together!”
Culcay will obviously come into the fight with much more professional experience, but will that be enough to offset the youth and ambition of Baraou? We’ll find out next month.