Boxing Preview: Feigenbutz vs De Carolis 2 is Tomorrow (Jan. 9)

vincent-feigenbutz-600This Saturday (January 9. 2016), the Baden-Arena in Offenburg, Germany plays host to the re-match between Vincent Feigenbutz and Giovani De Carolis. The first meeting between the two was in October of 2015 and ended with a controversial decision for the hometown fighter Feigenbutz when the judges gave him the fight (115-113, 114-114 and 115-113). Due to the disputed result and the fact that the bout was called one of the most entertaining in Germany in recent years, a rematch was immediately called for. The bout will see the 20-year old Feigenbutz (21-1) but his Global Boxing Union and interim WBA World Super Middleweight titles on the line again. The twelve round bout does not have an over/under posted, but the sport books have installed Feigenbutz as a (-600) favorite over De Carolis, who is returning at (+400). De Carolis (23-6) is 11 years older than Feigenbutz, and the Italian has held several national and regional titles throughout his career. De Carolis entered the first bout having won 11 of his last 12 fights, with the only loss being a 12-round decision to multi-time world champion Arthur Abraham in October of 2013. As for Feigenbutz, do not let his youth fool you. He has been fighting professionally since he was 16¬†years old, and he brings a great deal of confidence to his fights. It was part of that confidence that led to the first meeting being a crowd-pleaser, as Feigenbutz found himself on the canvas in the opening round. The knockdown was more of the flash variety, as Feigenbutz was not really hurt, and he let De Carolis know it. Though Feigenbutz was down (10-8) after round one and he appeared to lose the fisrt half of the fight, he did bounce back and appeared to get stronger as the fight went on. De Carolis comes into the match uniquely motivated. What the Feigenbutz camp calls “confidence,” De Carolis interprets as arrogance and disrespect. De Carolis believes he clearly won the first fight, and he is planning to be more active this time around. If it goes to the judges again, De Carolis knows he can leave little doubt. De Carolis has just 11 stoppage wins in his career, while Feigenbutz has 19 KO’s in his 21 wins, so the Italian is going to most likely be counting on the judges again.

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