Andreas Maier (7-1) will fight for the German Super-Lightweight title on May 25th in Hannover.
Maier signed with Assassin Boxing in October 2017, and since has been kept active, with two fights.
He beat Milos Janjanin in comfortable fashion in November, before facing Phil Sutcliffe Jnr. in Belfast, where The Kazakh born puncher fell short against the talent Dublin man.
Andreas first hit the headlines after he defeated hot prospect Atif Shafiq (16-1) in the first round live on ITV, back in January 2017.
Maier will face unbeaten prospect Amin Winter on May 25th. Highly rated, the 25 year old is yet to suffer a loss and is looking to progress fast, having had just 5 wins to his name, 4 of which came within the distance.
‘2017 was a great year for me, I fought in The UK and Ireland twice, against two guys who had brilliant records (16-1 & 13-2), I lost one and I won one. I also got a win in Germany. I can not thank my team enough. Everyone at Assassin has been brilliant getting me these fights. Now it is time to repay them and win this title’.
The big puncher has an impressive record, and after 3 tough fights in 2017, against 3 opponents who had a combined 39 wins, with just 11 defeats.
Maier will now return to Germany, where he will fight for his first title. At the super-lightweight division, one that is heating up across Europe, Maier knows a win will not only earn him a belt, but also will put him in contention to move on to European level. Maier has previously targeted a rematch with Sutcliffe and also called out Ohara Davies over social media, these potential fights might just become easier to make if Maier can attain that European ranking.
At 33, it may well be now or never, but with the potential of being a national champion, European ranked, and having beaten Atif Shafiq and test Phil Sutcliffe, the big fights might just keep coming for the veteran.
Manager Kaz Evans commented
‘This is a great opportunity for Andreas. We built Andreas up, got him a big shot and he fell just short. However, it is all about how you react, we have got him this title fight, and now it’s over to him. He can prove to everyone what he is all about and this can kick start his career. There are some huge fights out there for him’