(June 14, 2023) – Last March Arnold Gjergjaj captured the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental Heavyweight title when he stopped Germany´s Dominic Vial in two rounds.
Now the Kosovo-born, Switzerland-based, champion is set to make his first defense on June 24, headlining “Arnold Boxing Night” at Airporthotel in Basel.
“The Cobra”, who has compiled a 35-3 (26) record since turning pro in 2009, will face Latvian challenger Kristaps Zutis, 7-3-2 (7).
Zutis, five years the younger man at 33, may bring mediocre statistics to the fight, but is known as a danger-man who has the power to hurt most opponents and always fights his chance.
Gjergjaj is by far the more experienced and accomplished boxer, but should not take Zutis lightly in what is the biggest opportunity so far for the Latvian.
The fight, promoted by Bekim Gjergjaj´s Arnold Boxfit, will be preceded by an undercard consisting of both professional and amateur bouts.