Posted on 19th Aug 2019


Katharina Thanderz (12-0, 2 KOs) can look forward to the prospect of a huge homecoming fight following her emphatic victory over Monica Gentili (6-11, 1 KO) last night at the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

The rising Norwegian star produced a dominant display to win every round on the three judges scorecards, and looks set to challenge for a major title as Team Sauerland return to Norway with an Oslo event in the works for Fall.

“It was great to have my first fight in Germany,” said Thanderz. “I met a really tough opponent. She kept coming forward all the time like a bull. We knew she would so I worked a lot with my jab and tried to use the ring to move. I had to be intelligent and was happy with my performance.

“Of course I would have loved to finish her inside the distance, but each fight is different, and most important is that I feel this fight will make me grow a lot. I felt great physically, and I could feel that my training camp had been very hard, because I could have fought 10 rounds without any problem.

“I’m ready for whatever Sauerland want me to do next. Of course, I would love to fight in my home city, which is Oslo. I have a lot of friends and family there, and it’s where I was born and raised.

“Nothing would make me more motivated than a fight in Oslo. If it’s for a World Title, you’ll see a even better Katharina Thanderz next time. I’m very focused on trying to get better each time I fight, so now, after a small break, I’ll be back training again.”

Norwegian super lightweight Hadi Srour (4-0, 2 KOs) was also in action defeating Evgenii Vazem (8-8, 3 KOs) via unanimous decision to claim his fourth professional win.

“I rate my performance a 9 out of 10,” said Srour. “The only reason it wasn’t a 10 was because the stoppage didn’t come, but I showcased good boxing skills and showed that I can compete at a high level.

“I’m ready for whatever comes next. My promoter Team Sauerland call the shots. My goal is to headline in my home city in the next 1 to 2 years. I need to show the Norwegian people that I’m the real deal”

Promoter Nisse Sauerland was impressed with what he saw from his latest Norwegian signings.

“It was a good night for Norwegian boxing,” said Sauerland. “We are close to announcing our next event in Norway and we will have big news coming soon.

“Katharina is on the cusp of a World title fight and we will be working hard to deliver that for her. I believe she has the potential to go all the way.”

Thanderz and Srour were fighting on the undercard of Vincent Feigenbutz’s IBO International Super Middleweight title victory over Cesar Nunez, which saw the German fighter drop Nunez twice in the eighth round on his way to claiming a TKO win.

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