Boxing News & Predictions: Callum Smith vs Juergen Braehmer

**News update: Juergen Braehmer has withdrawn from the semi-final match against Callum Smith due to illness. Fellow countryman Nieky Holzken steps in to face Smith at late notice.**

Callum Smith vs Juergen Braehmer is the last of the World Boxing Super Series tournament semi-final match-ups. This super-middleweight boxing contest has been scheduled for Feb. 24, 2018. Smith is the third of three British fighters to be making up the final four, he will travel to the Arena Nürnberger Versicherung in Nuremburg, Germany to face Braehmer on home turf.

The winner of this fight will face the victor of Groves vs. Eubank Jr.

Callum Smith Fight Record

Callum Smith enters this contest looking to extend his clean record – 23-0-0. In the semi-final of theWorld Boxing Super Series he saw off plucky Swedish contender Erik Skoglund on points, a hard earned but well deserved win. Prior to this tournament Smith demonstrated dominance over local and regional fighters at super middleweight, causing stoppages by by decision and TKO/KO. Aside from Skoglund the Liverpudlian’s string of recent victims includes Luke Blackledge, Norbert Nemesapati, Cesar Hernan Reynoso and Hadillah Mohoumadi.

Date

Opponent

Record

Location

Outcome

Method

16/09/17 Erik Skoglund 26 0 0 Echo Arena, Liverpool W UD
10/12/16 Luke Blackledge 22 2 2 Manchester Arena (formerly M.E.N Arena), Manchester W TKO
10/09/16 Norbert Nemesapati 21 3 0 O2 Arena (Millenium Dome), Greenwich W RTD
29/05/16 Cesar Hernan Reynoso 14 7 3 Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool W TKO
02/04/16 Hadillah Mohoumadi 20 3 1 Echo Arena, Liverpool W TKO

Callum Smith vs. Erik Skoglund Video Highlights

Watch the video highlights of Smith’s recent win over Skoglund:

 

Juergen Braehmer Fight Record

Braehmer may enter this fight as the underdog although he brings a wealth of experience, having fought a considerably greater number of rounds than Smith. The German has a record of 49-3-0. He has emerged victorious in four of his last five fights with the only loss coming at the hands of British starlet Nathan Cleverley. Despite this blip, Braehmer has beaten the likes of Rob Brant, Eduard Gutknecht, Konni Konrad and Robin Krasniqi convincingly.

Date

Opponent

Record

Location

Outcome

Method

27/10/17 Rob Brant 22 0 0 Sport and Congress Center, Schwerin W UD
01/10/16 Nathan Cleverly 29 3 0 Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg L RTD
12/03/16 Eduard Gutknecht 29 3 1 Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg W UD
05/09/15 Konni Konrad 22 1 1 Energie Verbund-Arena, Dresden W RTD
21/03/15 Robin Krasniqi 43 3 0 Rostock W RTD

Juergen Braehmer vs. Rob Brant Video Highlights

Watch the video highlights of Braehmer’s recent win over Brant:

 

Callum Smith vs Juergen Braehmer Tips

British fighter Callum Smith is the outright favourite to win this fight, according to the bookmakers who have him at 1.10. His opponent, Braehmer, is given wide odds of 6/1 to win this contest. We cannot ignore these statistics when tipping our winner for this fight, hence our boxing prediction is for Smith to advance to the final with ease.

“I believe I will beat Juergen Braehmer anywhere in the world and it is a nice away trip for my fans,” Smith said in the news release. “I am the better man, the younger, fresher man, and I believe I will do what needs to be done to get to the final.” – Smith

The method in which he wins is, however, uncertain – an away win on points (by way of unanimous decision) is a safe bet.

“I am looking forward to the fight, Callum is a good fighter, but I feel confident that I will win this fight. I am in this tournament because I strongly believe I have the ability to win it. Next step towards my goal is a victory in Nuremberg.” – Braehmer

How to Watch Callum Smith vs Juergen Braehmer

There are several options for viewers to catch Callum Smith vs. Juergen Braehmer on television. You can watch the fight live on ITV Box Office as a pay-per-view event alone, or as a package deal amounting to £19.95. TVplayer.com are charging viewers £19.95 for both Eubank Jr vs Groves and Smith vs Braehmer combined. This encourages a saving of £6 if both boxing fights were to be purchased separately.

You can also stream this boxing fight through your Virgin through your set top box, or directly through Sky TV. Alternative boxing streaming services may be available online.

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