Freddy “Pretty Boy” Kiwitt won the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Super Welterweight title on Friday night, November 25, at the Deutches Haus in Flensburg, Germany.
Kiwit was originally planned to fight Harry Simon Jr., but was instead matched with Venezuelan Luis Enrique Romero when the Namibian pulled out on short notice.
Kiwitt was by far the better boxer, and had success when he fired off blistering combinations and kept his distance, but Romero was gritty and determined, and dangerous when they fought at close quarters.
It was a competitive and entertaining fight when Romero lured Kiwitt into going to-toe-toe with him, but the Liberia-born German showed that he was also happy and comfortable fighting in this way.
After the half-way point Romero appeared somewhat affected by the high pace, and Kiwitt was awarded a questionable knock-down in round eight.
However, there was no doubt in round ten when Kiwitt connected with hard hooks and floored Romero again. The visitor looked done, but gamely made it to his feet and was allowed to carry on.
But before the start of round eleven, the trainer of Romero informed that his fighter would not continue, making Kiwitt the winner by technical knockout.
A very good performance from both men, and the new world champion improved his record to 25-3 (15), while Romero drops to 11-7-1 (7). The fight was promoted by Kahrlo Rueda.