The 'Hermannator’ helps to Raise The Stakes at the Camden Centre

The 'Hermannator’ helps to Raise The Stakes at the Camden Centre

25/03/2014 at 12:27Updated 25/03/2014 at 16:33

Exciting middleweight prospect Arthur Hermann (10-0) makes his second consecutive UK appearance on Mickey Helliet’s ‘Raise the Stakes’ card at the Camden Centre on Friday April 11, as the German knockout specialist looks to take his devastating run of stoppages into double figures.

26 year old Hermann’s career started back in 2008 with a points win over vastly more experienced countryman Omar Siala. Since then, and despite a long period of inactivity, no-one else has managed to last that long - five of Hermann’s ten stoppages have come inside the first round.

After racking up his first four wins, Hermann’s career stalled in 2009, but he’s chomping at the bit to put on another knockout display at the Camden Centre, and plans to make London his home.

Hermann explains: “I believe there are better opportunities for me in London so decided to leave Germany. Training in London is more professional and disciplined across all areas, not just physical. Diet, psychology and physical conditioning are all looked at in great detail. I enjoy London. It's all very new to me at the moment but I can see it becoming home”.

"I have made many changes over the last few years with all aspects of my training and team. I also broke my hand which took a long time to heal. Now things are good and I'm focused, fit and ready"

Hermann has teamed up with renowned coach John Tandy, and made his UK debut last month in front of the Eurosport cameras. His first round stoppage of hardy Bulgarian Norbert Szekeres was broadcast in 109 countries.

"Arthur was mentioned to me by a good friend of mine who is based in Germany" says trainer John Tandy.

"He came over for a few days before Christmas and I really liked him and believe he is a great talent, although very raw".

The ' Hermannator' will be matched over six-threes, but don’t expect it to last that long. His opponent will be announced shortly.

The Camden Centre will also witness Morden’s Craig Whyatt (6-1) boxing over eight rounds for the first time against Plymouth’s Ben Morrish (3-7-2) for the vacant British Masters Bronze super-featherweight title.

After a blip against seasoned journeyman Kristian Laight handed Whyatt his first professional loss (Laight won 39-38 on referee Robert Williams card, while both BoxRec News and Boxing News saw it as a clear win for Whyatt), he took out the frustration of losing his unbeaten record on his next opponent three weeks later, subjecting Hungarian Laszlo Fekete (8-4) to a thorough working over, putting him on the canvas five times before referee Kieran McCann halted proceedings halfway through the third.

Morrish will be motivated after recording a points win over Bristol’s Harvey Helmsley last weekend.

Also on the card, southpaw Sammy Cantwell (3-0), son of Lonsdale belt holder Mickey, puts in his fourth professional shift having convincingly outpointed his first three opponents since turning professional last June.

At middleweight, Surrey’s Warren ‘Fearless’ Fenn (6-1) will take on Islington scrapper Aarron 'Marskman' Morgan (2-0) is an interesting trade fight which could prove to be explosive as both fighters possess knockout power.

The card also features popular Euston light welter Ben ‘The Entertainer’ Day (5-0-1) and Forest Hill super middle Darryll Williams (5-0), who both look to extend their unbeaten ledgers.

Minster light heavy Dan ‘Woody’ Woodgate (10-2) will be looking to get back on the winning ways after a narrow points loss to Southern Area champion Leon Senior back in September.

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Below: BoxRec News' Tony Mayger interviews Arthur Hermann