Ahead of his IBF World super middleweight charge against home favourite Caleb Plant this weekend, Vincent ‘The KO King’ Feigenbutz says he is motivated to repeat the heroics of the legendary Max Schemling.
Schmeling remains the only German boxer to win a World title on US soil and take it back home across the Atlantic – a feat which the 24-year-old Feigenbutz says he firmly believes he can match on Saturday evening.
“It has always been my goal to have a big fight like this in the U.S.,” said Feigenbutz. “I am not going there to lose. I am coming over to become only the second German boxer, after the legendary Max Schmeling, to win the world title in the U.S. and bring the belt back home to Germany.”
The Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg native will be fighting in the United States for the first time when he steps through the ropes on Saturday night. He is coming in off of an eighth round TKO of previously undefeated over César Núñez in August, and harbours hopes of scoring another stoppage by stunning Caleb Plant before his home crowd. He said:
“I hope everyone in my home country will have my back and support me on this journey. For me, Plant is the strongest of all super middleweight world champions. We are the underdog, but we won’t make it as easy for Caleb, like in his last fight. We know how difficult a fight on American soil is, so there is only one strategy: Get the knockout!”