Liberian-born Freddy Kiwitt Back in the Ring this Weekend
Monrovia – Freddy Kiwitt returns to the ring this weekend in Vejle, Denmark when he takes on the Andreas “Maestro” Maier (Pro Boxing Record: 8-3-0 – Win-Loss-Draw), the Germany-based, Kazakhstan boxer as he looks to improve his rankings in the World Boxing Organization’s ranking with an eye on a major shot at the world title.
Recent victories against Irish boxer Paddy Gallagher Samuel Turkson of Ghana has helped propel Kiwitt’s rank to No. 14th in the World Boxing Organization.
In July, he scored a five-round Technical Knock Out Against Turkson clinch the vacant African Boxing Union’s Welterweight championship at the Old Kingsway Usher Fort in Accra.
Kiwitt clinched the vacant European Welterweight belt in February, scoring an impressive victory over Commonwealth gold medalist, Gallagher (15-5) at the York Hall in London. He had previously defeated another Ghanaian, Frank Dodzi.
The Turkson win improved the Liberian-born Kiwitt, the current European Welterweight champion, to 16 wins, two defeats and nine knockouts
After Saturday night’s fight, Kiwitt is also has another fight lined up on December 19 for the WBO Global Belt.
Kiwitt, 29, who is unbeaten in 2019, will be hoping to continue his run to climax the year on a high.
The fight on the Kobra Boxpromotion card in Vejle, Denmark is only 100km from Flensburg, Germany where Kiwitt resides.
The son of a German father and a Liberian mother. Werner Kiwitt was a German citizen had come to Nimba County in Liberia in 1985 as an education consultant. It is there he met his wife, Tutu Tour, in Saclepea, the heart of Nimba County.
When a full-scale civil war erupted on the eve of Christmas 1989, Werner and his pregnant wife, Tutu were caught up in the fighting. Two weeks later, Kiwitt was born. Freddy was only a few months old before his parents fled the war in Liberia for Germany.
Kiwitt who has his eyes set on a possible defense of the African Boxing Union championship, in Monrovia in the near future, is due in Monrovia from November 13 to the 20th to participate in a number of boxing programs for youths and some important meetings aimed at developing boxing in his homeland.
Recently, Kiwitt, who has been working as an ambassador for the Liberian Boxing Association, revealed that he donated a boxing ring. “I go back and forth there to try and help out. We recently sent them a boxing ring as they didn’t even have one anywhere in the country,” he told boxingmonthly.com.