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Enzo Maccarinelli has real chance to become two-weight world champion

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This Saturday away in Rostock, Germany, 33-year-old Welshman Enzo Maccarinelli seeks to become a two-weight world champion.

Maccarinelli holds a record of 38 wins and 6 losses, showing that he is an inconsistent fighter. He is often either very good or very poor. He has operated up at cruiserweight for the majority of his career and had good punch power with the presence of 30 wins by way of knock-out.

Maccarinelli is a former WBO cruiserweight world champion and has fought some really top boxers such as David Haye, Ola Afolabi and Denis Lebedev.

He will get his chance at a world title at light-heavyweight this Saturday against the experienced German Juergen Braehmer. Braehmer holds a very impressive record of 42 wins and just 2 losses.

A major factor in this fight could prove to be the vast height difference between the two. Maccarinelli stands at 6ft 4, which is incredibly tall for a man able to make light-heavyweight.

His German counterpart stands at 5 ft 11.5 in comparison. Enzo could use the height and reach advantage and keep the fight at long distance, but that is unlikely.

Maccarinelli is a big puncher who aims to knock out every man that he steps in the ring with. He is technically underrated but he does expose himself at times looking to land his own big shots.

As mentioned previously, Maccarinelli has shown inconsistency and vulnerability, with all of his losses coming via knock outs. He has a suspect chin but that could have been partly due to fighting at a higher weight division against men that were much heavier than him on the night.

If you look at someone like David Haye, who has gone on to be a good heavyweight boxer, you realise that Maccarinelli, who is now fighting at light-heavyweight, has been in with some big men. The power of these fighters was at times too much for Maccarinelli to handle.

Braehmer is a solid professional and is the favourite coming into this fight as the world champion but he appears to be the weakest of the champions at his weight. He is the WBA world champion but not the 'Super' champion. That title is currently held by Beibut Shumenov. The other world champions are the likes of Sergey Kovalev, Adonis Stevenson and the never ageing Bernard Hopkins.

Looking through Braehmer's record it lacks the really top names on there. He hasn't really been in with any of the top fighters and that will give Enzo confidence heading into the fight.

This will not be an easy job by any means for Maccarinelli but if he is switched on and determined then he can win the world title. He has very good punch power and can win the fight with a single punch.

The fight is unlikely to go the distance with Maccarinelli's record. It is most likely that he will either knock Braehmer out or he will be knocked out himself.

This should be an exciting fight for the fans and Maccerainelli is in with a real chance of being a two weight world champion!

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